March 09 2013 by Colin McIsaac
Super Meat Boy is one of the most popular indie games of all time, even being featured alongside Fez and Braid in Indie Game: The Movie. Super Meat Boy tells the story of Meat Boy, on a quest to save his girlfriend Bandage Girl from the evil Dr. Fetus. Super Meat Boy is infamous for its incredible difficulty, and fans have wondered for a long time whether versions of the game may come to Nintendo and Sony consoles, but the stars of Team Meat have been adamantly clear that dealing with publishers is by far their least favorite part of the process.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, the two developers behind Super Meat Boy and its success have revealed that despite their diffculty getting along with publishers, they would like to develop for Nintendo consoles specifically so that Meat Boy may be included alongside Nintendo's finest in the next installment of the Super Smash Bros. series.
Edmund McMillen: "I want Meat Boy to be in Smash Bros. That would be the one reason I'd really want to develop for a Nintendo console."
Tommy Refenes: "That would be amazing! If they could guarantee us Meat Boy would be in Smash Bros., we would do something."
Edmund McMillen: "Nintendo are you listening? Smash Bros! We would ask for nothing in return. Just f***ing use the character. Put him in the game. It's free!"
If this is a serious push Team Meat hopes to follow through on, we'll be seeing Meat Boy make his way to Wii U or Nintendo 3DS sometime soon. Still, asking for Meat Boy in Smash Bros. is really just wishful thinking, given how small a presence third-party characters have ever had in the Super Smash Bros. series.
But hey, if they really do approach Nintendo and offer to license the character for free, who knows what Sakurai might say? Would you like to see Meat Boy in Super Smash Bros.?