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

Posted June 09, 2017

Edmund McMillen - the brains behind cult indie titles like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac - has revealed his latest project and it follows in much the same vain of his past work, with its tight platforming, somewhat-sinister art-style/aesthetic and evident hard from the get-go.

What starts as a simple platformer becomes a cruel gauntlet of obstacles and projectiles as Ash, The End is Nigh!'s amorphous protagonist, works his way though a post-apocalyptic world as he endeavors to to make a friend "out of pieces of people he finds along his journey". Were you able to play Super Meat Boy? . So it's no surprise then that his latest project, in conjunction with Closure's Tyler Glaiel, looks just as out there.

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In the trailer we see Ash performing complex platforming maneuvers - which appear to strongly resemble McMillen's 2010 hit Super Meat Boy - through an nearly monochromatic post-apocalyptic world. The game was revealed in a trailer on YouTube earlier today and will be coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch. There are also "little squishy tumors" that can be collected as well, though, as you can see from the trailer above, the game certainly makes you work for them. And so The End is Nigh was born, with a full 600 hand-crafted stages and 20-plus mini-games for you to enjoy as early as next month.

The End is Nigh is due out on July 12 on PC, and judging by the system requirements on Steam it will more or less run on a potato.