Tommy Refenes over at Team Meat is a very busy man. He's been working hard on Super Meat Boy's port to Switch, and it seems like the work paid off. News broke on the game's first day of sales, and they were absolutely stellar. Still, even with Super Meat Boy's success, there's no time to sit back and relax. Super Meat Boy Forever is still in the works, and the whole of Team Meat is doing their best to piece the game together. In the midst of it all, Mr. Refenes sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss all things meat, and even some other tidbits.
Super Meat Boy sales on Switch
“The last day or so has been really weird in a good way. I saw day one sales for Super Meat Boy and I was blown away … I figured it would do OK because it's Meat Boy, but I also thought that with it being a 7.5-year-old game, that people wouldn't care ... but they did big time!"
On what the sales mean for Super Meat Boy Forever
"It makes me excited about releasing Super Meat Boy Forever because it's easy after 7.5 years to think your fans have all moved on, but the sales have reminded me that people don't really move on from their favorite games, they just pick right back up where they left off like visiting a good old friend.”
On being disappointed with Wii U
“I was like, ‘This (the Switch) is exactly what I wanted the Wii U to be.’ When we bought the Wii U I thought, ‘This is stupid, I want to be able to take this with me everywhere.’ I’m not the only one how had that thought, a billion people did and that why the Switch is so successful.”
On an interest in reviving ActRaiser
“OK, I’m going to tell you my crazy dream. I want to get the rights to ActRaiser and I want to make a new ActRaiser.”
Refenes says that he's got a ton of ideas to bring to the table for ActRaiser, but he knows that actually landing the license is a longshot. While he keeps that idea tucked away in the back of his mind, he continues working on Super Meat Boy Forever. As of right now, the plan is to release the game in 2018, and it should be priced somewhere around $15.