Team Meat haven’t had much luck trying to get their games on Nintendo systems in the past. Modern platformer classic Super Meat Boy was originally intended for release on WiiWare, but due to the service’s file size limitations for submitted games it never reached into the hands of Nintendo gamers.
After the universal acclaim from Super Meat Boy, Team Meat then went on to create their second game Binding of Isaac. Similarly, Isaac also become a critical success. Although gamers around the world enjoyed the game, Nintendo was less favorable of its religious themes, and regarded it as too offensive to be included on their 3DS eShop.
This was a poor move by Nintendo, as the problem wasn’t that the game was at all blasphemous. In fact, if the game had simply been blasphemous, it might have instead received the green light – but because the game simply included real religious themes, it was a no-no. A real bible story is considered offensive but downright religious insults are okay?
Anyway, Team Meat designer Edmund McMillen seems persistent on trying again to make it happen, as he has recently discussed a full-blown remake.
The remake will be more than just an expansion, it will be a new game with all new graphics, music, etc. It will also feature an expansion-sized pack of all new content, bosses, characters enemies, items etc. And yes, in about a year if/when it comes out, the Flash version of the game will appear obsolete for sure. But a year is a long time and I’ll do what I can to make sure the guys who remake it make it substantial enough for you to play through all over again.
Unfortunately, this is not a guarantee. Edmund’s Formspring reveals that he estimates a 50/50 chance of this idea becoming reality. Fingers crossed, as new exposure on a new system and audience for Team Meat’s could only be a good thing.
The fact that the game’s roots stem from the original Legend of Zelda is one of many reasons why a 3DS version would succeed, catering to Nintendo fans who desire something familiar yet unique. An upgrade would be good news in general for fans across all systems, too – it may be sudden after the original’s release as Edmund says, but I’m sure we’ll see few complaints from indie enthusiasts.