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Bit.Trip Fate Revealed

by Neal Ronaghan - August 17, 2010, 7:57 am PDT
Total comments: 8

The next Bit.Trip game has a name and we know a few other bits of info.

Tucked away in Nintendo's recent release date press release was the official name for Gaijin Games' next Bit.Trip game, which is Bit.Trip Fate.

The development team recently teased the name of the title on their Facebook page, revealing that it was Bit.Trip F_ _ _.

Gaijin's Alex Neuse also gave another hint on their Facebook page: "I just got my first legitimate PERFECT in an entire BIT.TRIP level! It was Level 1 of BIT.TRIP F_ _ _! My key to success? The Wii Zapper."

This also follows earlier discussion that labeled the fifth Bit.Trip title as "the Empire Strikes Back of the series." Bit.Trip Fate is the second-to-last game in the series, with only one more game planned after it.

Talkback

broodwarsAugust 17, 2010

It sounds like the next Bit Trip is a rail shooter, perhaps inspired by the old Atari-era Star Wars game.  How fitting for the Wii.

Quote from: broodwars

It sounds like the next Bit Trip is a rail shooter, perhaps inspired by the old Atari-era Star Wars game.  How fitting for the Wii.

Interesting theory. The Bit.Trip games have been so intensely timing-orientated, so if you apply that to a rail shooter, I can only imagine there will be a very narrow window of opportunity to shoot every target, probably to the beat of a chiptune.

vuduAugust 17, 2010

The Bit.Trip games are also based on rhythm games.  I wouldn't mind seeing a new take on Rez.  ;D

broodwarsAugust 17, 2010

Quote from: vudu

The Bit.Trip games are also based on rhythm games.  I wouldn't mind seeing a new take on Rez.  ;D


Considering what I've seen of Child of Eden, I think you're onto something with that.

So... rhythm-based Duck Hunt?

DAaaMan64August 17, 2010

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

So... rhythm-based Duck Hunt?

No, rythm-based Gumshoe.

FZeroBoyoAugust 19, 2010

More stuff for Greg to talk about on a future episode of RFN perhaps?

UPDATE:

Now that the Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing, there is confirmation of what Bit.Trip Fate actually is. Turns out it will be a bullet storm side-scrolling shoot 'em up with Commander Video acting as the "ship".

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb9TI0iwcPQ&feature

From the looks of it, Commander Video is attached to a rail, but the player has full control of how he moves along this rail. I couldn't really work out how the combos and the rhythm of the music would play into it, like they do in Bit.Trip 1-4.

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