Bit.Trip Fate gets priced, dated, and teased

Bit.Trip. FATE has a “for-real” release date now; Monday October 25th, 2010. It’s also gotten a price tag; 800 Wii Points. That’s the same price as Bit.Trip RUNNER, which was more than worth the money.

I think that FATE may go on to be my favorite game in the series. I was continually impressed with just how much personality and emotion that the developers packed managed into the shmup genre, without sacrificing any of the action. The only thing I can compare it to is the “humpin’ around” stage in R Type Final, except with even more going on.

The game’s creator says “BIT.TRIP FATE is like the Empire Strikes Back of the BIT.TRIP series. It’s a much darker episode in our hero’s life, and is full of depressing themes, dreary hidden messages, sad music, and an overall gloomy theme.  YOU’LL LOVE IT!“ 

He’s right. I love it.

Bit.Trip. FATE has a “for-real” release date now; Monday October 25th, 2010. It’s also gotten a price tag; 800 Wii Points. That’s the same price as Bit.Trip RUNNER, which was more than worth the money.

I think that FATE may go on to be my favorite game in the series. I was continually impressed with just how much personality and emotion that the developers packed managed into the shmup genre, without sacrificing any of the action. The only thing I can compare it to is the “humpin’ around” stage in R Type Final, except with even more going on.

The game’s creator says “BIT.TRIP FATE is like the Empire Strikes Back of the BIT.TRIP series. It’s a much darker episode in our hero’s life, and is full of depressing themes, dreary hidden messages, sad music, and an overall gloomy theme.  YOU’LL LOVE IT!” 

He’s right. I love it.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes