It's really tricky covering anything that happens on April Fool's Day, so take this news with the caveat that tomorrow it's entirely possible that Team Meat could just reveal that they were trolling. Anyway, what makes me think this might actually be real is that it fits in with recent news. First that Team Meat would "probably" be making an iPhone game then via a tweet-storm later mentioned that a Super Meat Boy prototype was in the works.

According to Team Meat, they've just started working on the game, and they're sure a lot will change in the development. However, they've clarified that this isn't a port, and instead is a total feature-length touch-controlled total remake specifically designed for touch-based devices. It doesn't sound like they'll use any virtual controls, and Super Meat Boy: The Game will be "a brand new game with new art, new sound, everything."

I can't wait to see what they come up with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denzzilshroom Denis Sidorenko

    Is it joke for 1st april? Oh...

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmatzat Michael Matzat

    Dident they talk about this a while ago already? 

  • http://twitter.com/RaptorF22F35 Raptor

    Sounds great, I loved SMB on the PC. The fact that they don't want to simply port the game because it wouldn't do well with virtual controls, gives me a lot of trust in the smart devs to make a wonderful game.

    Go Team Meat!

  • GiHub

    Yet another auto runner from left to right, broken up to levels instead of being an endless runner but playing very much like one?
    As much as I understand the apprehension from virtual controls, League of Evil actually proved that sadistic, twitch heavy platformers work well enough on iOS.

  • Chad Z

    Didn't they already make a SMB game for iOS?

    • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perski

      Yeah, but that was really just a joke. It replicated one of those LCD Tiger games and was really only there to help a little with funding Super Meat Boy.

  • http://twitter.com/ImANinjah The Real Ninja

    Is Eli actually serious? Didn't he check what date it is...? Sorry Team Meat, but I can't be fooled on first day of April! :p

    • MidianGTX

      Read the first sentence!

      • http://twitter.com/ImANinjah The Real Ninja

        Thanks guys, I didn't read the top part properly. Wow, that made me look pretty stupid... :P

      • mclifford82

        You have long way to becoming ... true ninja. [gong sound]

      • http://twitter.com/ImANinjah The Real Ninja

        Uhhh it's just a name because my school has almost no foreigners and as my mom is half asian I kind of look like chinese so people call me as ninja for a nickname and some to bully(don't mind those tho), so I twisted it around and used it.

    • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

      And the Darwin Award for April 2012 goes to...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000550362553 Klas Segeljakt

    That picture looks like it was drawn on a computer. It's not from a real game. I can tell by the pixels.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    It's not much to go by, but the res of the image is 525px × 284px - which would be a totally strange resolution for an iOS game.  I'd guess it's a joke.

  • Gemutlichkeit

    I could see them doing an 'endless runner' in a sense but breaking it up into stages.
    So an endless runner that actually ends :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/erikbmoller Erik Moller

    I hope SMB comes to iOS ("eye oss" as some developers refer to it now) - as it's a sure profit and would blowout the first week in sales. There's a lot of incentive to make this game become a reality.

  • TeddyNYC

    It would be logical for SMB to make its way over to iOS and Android, but taking into consideration that today is April Fool's Day...let's just say I would believe it more tomorrow.

  • Relytgninroht

    If it is real, it's a good thing they're building it specifically for iOS rather than porting it. Super Meat Boy with touch controls would be brutal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    It's not wild enough to be a clever 4/1 joke, mainly because it just makes sense that they would move into the huge mobile market. 

  • ndre

    after all their trolling about the iPhone, it's very probable that they are just joking.
    Even supposing it's true, after the sloppy work they did with the Mac port, I'd get it just for free, in order to rate it 1-star.

  • seinfeld95

    If this game turns out to be real (the iOS version, I mean) then PLEASE, don't put any IAP's in it, Team Meat! I love you guys, and I wouldn't want to see you nickel-and-diming your fans.
    I loved Super Meat Boy on the PC (even though I haven't finished it), and I absolutely adore The Binding of Isaac.
    This is why I don't want you to resort to IAP's; you have so much potential! :)