One of the biggest video game success stories ever, the indie smash-hit Super Meat Boy essentially took over the world in 2010, and players have been waiting on a sequel ever since.
Thankfully, rather than simply offering fans another selection of levels, the devs at Team Meat are instead attempting to reinvent the series, moving away from the finely-tuned puzzles of the first game in favour of introducing procedurally-generated levels that could theoretically keep players involved longer than ever before.
Admittedly, the previous release's biggest strength was its flow between areas, learning new techniques and then testing them out in increasingly challenging situations. It was pretty much pitch-perfect, and going forward Team Meat need to maintain this sense of progression in their randomly generated playgrounds.
Likewise, this time around the game only makes use of two buttons in an attempt to condense the gameplay into something more tactical and natural, doubling down on the easy-to-use-but-difficult-to-master style of play that made the original game so engrossing.
Eight years is a long time to leave players hanging, but it's clear the developers are committed to creating a title that's worth the wait.