Super Meat Boy is finally coming to the PS4 and PS Vita, with it also set to be completely free for PlayStation Plus subscribers to download.
The game, which alongside Braid is widely regarded as one of the titles that inspired the “indie game revolution,” will be making its way to the current console generation along with Sony’s oft-forgotten handheld this fall. This will mark the first time that the game has appeared on a PlayStation console, something which is addressed in a blog post penned by Team Meat developer Tommy Refenes, who wrote:
“When Super Meat Boy was launched, Team Meat wasn’t allowed to bring it to PS3 for very complicated reasons. They hated that they had to alienate the loyal PlayStation fans who desperately wanted the game but couldn’t have it. They felt their pain as PlayStation fans had to suffer for years without the greatest platformer ever made by two guys named Tommy and Edmund. Team Meat was very sad about this, but what could they do? Their hands were tied.
“Earlier this year, Team Meat got an unexpected gift. The gods smiled upon them and opened up a teeny tiny sliver of a path that could eventually lead them to re-release Super Meat Boy. Even though the path would be difficult they knew they owed it to their fans to at least try.
“Fast forward to today. We walked that arduous path and with a lot of hard work, a little convincing, and huge scoops of luck we are now here today with huge smiles on our faces to say:
“SUPER MEAT BOY IS COMING TO PS4 AND PLAYSTATION VITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Watch the announcement trailer, which features Tommy throwing slabs of meat around in his back yard, below:
There’s no word yet on the pricing of the game for those who don’t have a PS Plus membership, but getting one of the last console generation’s finest platformers for $0.00 might be enough to make some people finally decide that a subscription to the online service is a worthwhile purchase.