“We could have sacrificed our minds, bodies and social lives to make April 2019, but that’s stupid.”
Super Meat Boy Forever, the sequel to 2010’s punishing platforming modern classic, has been delayed past its planned April 2019 release window.
Announced by Team Meat on Twitter, the news came in the form of a note, reading “We’ve been knocking out the last bits of Super Meat Boy Forever at record speeds while keeping a healthy and sustainable pace. We are going to keep that pace which means we will not hit our April 2019 release. Sorry about that.”
“We could have sacrificed our minds, bodies and social lives to make April 2019, but that’s stupid,” the note continues. “Team Meat isn’t some studio owned by an Evil Asshat corporation that has say over what we do and how we do it. We are fortunate enough to have control over how we work and we choose not to run ourselves into the ground.”
The updated release date will be revealed in the next trailer for the game, but until then it will launch “After but not too far after April 2019.”
Super Meat Boy Forever was announced at PAX 2014, and was revealed for Nintendo Switch in 2017. Super Meat Boy Forever was initially planned as a mobile-only version of Super Meat Boy, but development was restarted in 2017 and it turned into a full-blown sequel.
Team Meat previously hinted it’s working on a Metroidvania-style game, though its release is likely still a long ways off.
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.