First look: Bit.Trip Core looks tough with capital “T”

Bit.Trip Beat is an awesome game, but it’s also an evil game; a game that takes pride in making the player feel powerless and overwhelmed. The first half of the trip lulls you into a false sense of security with its challenging yet manageable gameplay, but after that it gradually transforms into one of the most nerve racking, bullet-hellfests in all of gaming. Taking on Bit.Trip Beat‘s last level is the gaming equivalent to going toe-to-toe with the toughest man in the world. You feel lucky to be there, and it’s hard not to admire the incredible craftsmanship of your opponent’s technique, but when you inevitably get pummeled into submission from unstoppable attacks, it hurts. It hurts really bad.

That’s the kind of hurt I’m anticipating from Beat‘s sequel, Bit.Trip Core. The gameplay looks totally different from the original, but the beats (and the beatings) look the same. Hit the jump for videos of the sequel in action, and if you’re already as scared of the game as I am, here’s some good news. Word from the developer is that multiplayer will be back, so you wont have to die alone. 

Bit.Trip Core comes to WiiWare sometime this summer. 

 

 

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