Hello PlayStation fans!
Well, the day has finally come and on October 6th Super Meat Boy will FINALLY come to Playstation 4 and Vita. For those of you who missed our announcement a while back, if you have PS Plus, it’s going to be free to download through the remainder of October as a thank you to the fans who have been so patient with us.
Now, for those of you that have never played Meat Boy, you’re in for a real treat. You’re about to play a game with the best controls and the best level design this side of 1988. For those of you that have already had the joy (pain?) of experiencing Meat Boy and are double (triple?) dipping, you’ll notice that the soundtrack is different. Long story short, we couldn’t secure the rights to include the old soundtrack with the re-release of the game on PS4/Vita. Now don’t be too bummed because we’re not. Every dark cloud has a silver lining, and the silver lining on this dark cloud turned into an opportunity to work with our most favorite artists to rescore Super Meat Boy to celebrate the 5th Anniversary and release on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Our dream team of artists are:
Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans, known the world over as Ridiculon (whose most recent work includes The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth) provided the bulk of the soundtrack. They took care of The Forest, Hell, The Rapture, The End as well as the intro music and title screen. They also rescored all of the cutscenes and miscellaneous ditties. Their work is always stellar and their work on Super Meat Boy is no exception. Ready yourselves for some devilishly gruesome guitar work my friends.
David “Scattle” Scatliffe of Hotline Miami fame used his unique moody style to create incredible tracks for The Hospital and the Salt Factory. His mastery will leave you wondering if the shakes you’re having are from the intense levels or the creepy/industrial bliss your ears are soaking in.
And finally, Laura Shigihara of Plants vs. Zombies fame scored The Cotton Alley in her style to give Bandage Girl’s levels a gentle feminine touch that provides a fitting counterpoint to the hardest levels in the game.
That’s a pretty slick roster of artists. We were lucky enough that they were all friends of ours and fans of Super Meat Boy. Their passion and love for the game can be heard in the work they put into making Super Meat Boy sound amazing. We’re honored to have them on the team for the re-release.
Their marvelous soundtrack, coupled with Jordan Fehr’s gross and satisfying SFX create an auditory masterpiece that complements Super Meat Boy like butter to lobster. But, talk is talk - your ears need to judge. We don’t want you to hear the whole soundtrack just yet, that special date is reserved for October 6th, but we’ll give a little taste of what’s to come. Below, you’ll find a link to the Hell Boss track. When you listen to it, you can hear that it burns with a seething intensity that is Hell in Super Meat Boy:
Fasten Your Meatbelts (Hell Boss)
Another thing players will notice is there is in fact a Platinum Trophy in Super Meat Boy. When deciding what trophies to put in to the PS4/Vita version, we wanted to make sure that when a player does finally earn the Platinum Trophy...that they feel like they've accomplished the impossible. While it's not impossible...it is...really REALLY hard.
Basically you have your run of the mill trophies like unlocking the Kid, finding warpzones, beating the game, etc...but the really challenging trophies are the Iron Man trophies. The way Iron Man trophies are obtained is by beating all the levels (not counting boss, glitch and warpzone levels) in a chapters light world or dark world without dying. Each Chapter (with the exception of The End which has no Iron Man run) has two trophies, one for the light world Iron Man, one for the dark world Iron Man. Obtaining all of those and finally earning that Platinum trophy means you have truly mastered Super Meat Boy and you can brag to everyone knowing that what ever counter brag they offer, unless it is their own Super Meat Boy Platinum Trophy, is totally insignificant compared to what you've done.
We’re excited for old fans, forgotten fans, and fans that don’t yet know Super Meat Boy is their all time favorite game to join us October 6th on Playstation 4 and PlayStation Vita to celebrate Super Meat Boy’s 5th birthday in style!
P.S. The Playstation 4 controller glows red while you play Super Meat Boy. Now if you were on the fence before and this little tidbit didn’t sway you then I don’t know what I can do for you.