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1:15 PM on 02.28.2013

Bit.Trip Runner2 gets PSN sale, but no cross-buy for Vita

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2 doesn't come to PlayStation Network until next week. Gaijin Games, however, has a special offer in store for PlayStation Plus subscribers for being so patient. The auto-run platformer will be availab...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Runner2 first on Wii U and Steam, other versions dated

Gaijin Games has put out some proper release dates for the various versions of Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Up first are Wii U and Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux), with those launches happening to...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 02.25.2013

This Runner 2 trailer will have you sprinting to play it

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is nearly here, and Gaijin Games has a new launch trailer to celebrate. Taking us through a brief history of the original Runner, the video kicks off with around a ful...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 02.23.2013

Bit.Trip Runner2 better on Wii U than Xbox 360

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is gearing up for a multi-platform release next week and, from what I've played of it thus far, it's shaping up to be a mighty fine game. If I had to levy one complaint...

Kyle MacGregor



Runner2: Still very much the Bit.Trip you know and love photo
Runner2: Still very much the Bit.Trip you know and love
by Kyle MacGregor

Four years ago, a colorful Pong-like rhythm game came out of nowhere to become something of a surprise hit on Nintendo's precarious WiiWare service. A gem hidden in the most unlikely of places, the title garnered a cult following thanks to charming retro aesthetics, an infectious soundtrack, and seductively challenging gameplay. A sequel arrived shortly thereafter, followed by another. And then three more! 

In two short years the series had reinvented itself time and again. So, when the series came to a stunning and bittersweet conclusion in Bit.Trip Flux, I found myself wondering what trails the designers at Gaijin Games would find themselves blazing next. As it turns out, none. Perhaps fittingly for a studio with one foot firmly planted in yesteryear, they've instead decided to tread familiar ground. 

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is a continuation of the concepts and themes first explored in Gaijin Games' fourth title, Bit.Trip Runner. And while it may look a little different than you remember, prepare to cast any fears and aspersions aside. This is still very much the Bit.Trip you know and love.

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5:15 PM on 02.14.2013

Celebrate VDay with the BIT.TRIP Lover's Bundle

Are you as excited as I am for the upcoming BIT.TRIP game, Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien? Well, developer Gajin Games is, which is why they're offering the BIT.TRIP Lovers' Bundle. There's three tiers to this offer. ...

Chris Carter





10:45 AM on 02.01.2013

Runner 2 sent to Sony, MS, and Nintendo for certification

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is now out of the developer's hands, as the certification process has begun for all three major publishers. Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games notes on the Runner 2 blog that...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 12.21.2012

A holiday update on the state of the Bit.Trip universe

The Bit.Trip games have slowly but surely made their way to platforms other than their original home on the Nintendo Wii. This week, the third title in the acclaimed retro-inspired series, Bit.Trip Void, released on Stea...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 PM on 12.09.2012

Bit.Trip Saga heading to eShop later this month

Good news, everyone! Bit.Trip Saga is coming to the eShop. A listing on Nintendo's online service confirms a digital release for the 3DS compilation. The six game set will be available on December 20th for $15, which is ...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 09.15.2012

Fish.Trip Runner 2's Reverse Merman is a real catch

Earlier this week we learned that Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 would be among the 50+ titles heading to the Wii U during Nintendo's incredibly vague and extended "launch window." And while that's exciti...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 09.11.2012

Alex and Mike of Gaijin Games talk about Runner 2

It's safe to say that the original Bit.Trip Runner is one of my favorite running games/frustration simulators of all time. Something about its catchy music and tough-yet-fair gameplay worked its way directly into my heart. W...

Spencer Hayes

11:30 AM on 08.12.2012

Here's a look at an incomplete stage of Bit.Trip Runner2

Enough of the pageantry! Enough of glitz! Let forgo all forms of public relations and instead take a cold, hard, dead-faced look at the upcoming Bit.Trip spin-off title Bit.Trip Presents: Runner2 Future Legend ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 08.05.2012

Bit.Trip Runner2 encourages you to f*ck the past

Bit.Trip Presents: Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be at PAX Prime this year, and it's clear the team at Gaijin Games is driving hard to push forward. If you are one of the many fans of the prior Bit.Tri...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 06.23.2012

Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 is bigger, better, & whetter

When I first heard about the Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2's exclusive playable character Whetfart Cheeseburger at PAX East 2012, I would haver never guessed he'd look like this. With a name like Whetfart, I expected him to loo...

Jonathan Holmes

11:15 AM on 06.21.2012

Just a few hours left to buy the Cube Pack on Steam

Whilst we all await the inevitable Steam Summer Sale with a mix of excitement and dread, there's a chance for you to save some money right now on some top indie titles with the Cube Pack on Steam. The sale finishes at 4:00pm ...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 PM on 06.13.2012

'Potato Sack Reunion' discounts familiar indie games

It's all coming back to me. That time Valve got me to spend an entire weekend trying to find potatoes in independent games. Those of you who missed out on the infamous sale that morphed into something much more substantial no...

Jordan Devore