'Super Meat Boy' gets a surprise successor in 'The End is Nigh'

'Super Meat Boy' gets a surprise successor in 'The End is Nigh'

But we'll also see quite a few from indie developers, like this one from Edmund McMillen, the creator of Super Meat Boy and the Switch classic The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+.

Fans of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac will definitely feel the connective tissue with The End is Nigh, the new platformer from Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel.

The End is Nigh is a platformer where you control that little blobby dude, Ash, who has apparently "survived" (quotation marks theirs, not mine) the "end of the world".

McMillen took to his blog to break down the general premise of the game saying, 'Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering.

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The End is Nigh boasts over 600 levels spread across 12 chapters as Ash pursues a quest to make a friend out of the bits and pieces her finds as he travels.

"Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya". We're not entirely sure if these contrasting visual styles factor into the plot somehow or if the game will simply feature a variety of styles to accompany its many levels. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer above, but be careful if you're at work - the language can be fierce.

The game is now slated to release on Steam, but there are talks about the game coming to the Switch, and possibly other consoles at a later date.

Does this seem like the flawless summer game for you?

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