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First Bit.Trip Runner Details Revealed

by Pedro Hernandez - January 21, 2010, 1:40 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo Life

The fourth Bit.Trip game will be a rhythm platformer game starring Commander Video.

Gaijin Games' Alex Neuse revealed the first details of the fourth Bit.Trip game, Bit.Trip Runner.

Originally teased during the credits of Bit.Trip Void, Runner will be a rhythm platforming title inspired by Sony's PlayStation game Vib-Ribbon, according to Neuse, who spoke about the game on Nintendo Life's podcast. He said that the gameplay and music interaction will be closer to Beat than Core and Void as players take control of Commander Video and explore stages to the beat of the music.

Runner will feature over 50 stages, which is different from the the three-level structure of past Bit.Trip titles. The stages will feature fan artwork as well as new characters making their debut in Runner.

When talking about Commander Video's appearance in Team Meat's Super Meat Boy, Alex mentions that if Meat Boy doesn't make an appearance in Runner, players should expect him in the next Bit.Trip title.

Finally, Neuse confirms that the music will be provided by Brooklyn based chip punk band Anamanaguchi.

Bit.Trip Runner is going through a polishing process, and Gaijin Games expects the game to be released in the spring.

Talkback

BlackNMild2k1January 21, 2010

This sounds interesting.

I have yet to beat the second level in B.T.B. but I really want to see how this is played.

Sounds great! I love rhythm-based platformers and can't wait to see it done BT-style. It's also good to hear that they are moving away from the structure of three giant levels per game.

Anamanaguchi rocks.  They should be perfect for a Bit.Trip game.  I've been looking for an excuse to add them to Nintendo Funhouse Radio.

BlackNMild2k1January 22, 2010

Screenshot?
http://i50.tinypic.com/2m65zev.jpg

edit: just followed the link to NintendoLife and saw the other 2 pics.

Fatty_The_HuttJanuary 22, 2010

Wow, looks like a big step up from previous Bit Trip entries. I have Beat (which is great but very hard) and I've been meaning to pick up Void. I think I'll pass on Core. This one looks very different and, in a way, expanded. I wonder of the price will go up?

broodwarsJanuary 22, 2010

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

Wow, looks like a big step up from previous Bit Trip entries. I have Beat (which is great but very hard) and I've been meaning to pick up Void. I think I'll pass on Core. This one looks very different and, in a way, expanded. I wonder of the price will go up?

I'm guessing $10 for Bit.Trip Runner, maybe $15.

I'm not familiar with the game this will supposedly be based on, but I'm all for the series to change-up its usual formula.

BlackNMild2k1January 22, 2010

I've only seen B.T.B., but is this series like a progression of gaming from the beginning?

first couple of games are really simple looking and slowly start to get more complex(visually) as they move through the sequels?

Mop it upJanuary 23, 2010

I'm not interested in the other Bit.Trip games; I played the demo of Beat and was not enthralled. I might check reviews of this when its released, it could have promise.

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