Super Meat Boy co-creator unveils retro platformer The End is Nigh

Super Meat Boy co-creator unveils retro platformer The End is Nigh

Today, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel (Closure, Bombernauts) announced their newest game: The End is Nigh, an adventure platformer about the end of the world.

Between that and the odd row of insta-death spikes, there are some superficial similarities to Super Meat Boy. End Is Nigh, however, is a much more expansive game that seems to have more of an exploration component to it. It's also set to release on the Nintendo Switch some time later along with "possibly more consoles". It's a future, according to the description, filled with pain and suffering as well as one rife with stress. The game will be available July 12 on PC.


Billed as a side-scrolling adventure platformer "where you die a lot, but that's OK because you are probably already dead anyway", The End is Nigh will ship with around 12 chapters, over 600 levels, and supposedly a lot of stress. In addition, with each of the 20 mini-cartridges you find within the game, you'll be able to open up a plethora of new playable mini-games as well. You must guide Ash through nightmarish levels filled with "decaying" mutant creatures, collecting video game cartridges and tumors along the way. The End is Nigh looks really good as a high-mortality twitch-platformer, which is exactly the kind of game that drives me nearly immediately apoplectic. They started work on this in December of previous year as a way to get away from the constant work on another in-development title they have, 0uraboros.

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