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Runner2: Still very much the Bit.Trip you know and love

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 ...   read

 
 
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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 Steam, while Bit.Tr...   read

 
 
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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 actually quite ...   read

 
 
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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 exciting news and eve...   read

 
 
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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. When I heard tha...   read

 
 
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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 look wet and smell...   read

 
 
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Gaijin Games announces Bit.Trip Runner 2 for the Wii U

Since wrapping up the Bit.Trip series with the sublime Bit.Trip Flux, Gaijin Games has broadened its horizons, re-releasing some of their more popular titles for PC and iOS. Spending the last few years inducing smiles from Ni...   read

 
 
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Catch a fleeting glimpse of Runner 2's Unkle Dill

One of my great regrets of PAX East 2012 was not devoting more time to Unkle Dill from the upcoming Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Though we talked quite a bit to Gaijin Games about the many glorious aspects of ...   read

 
 
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Runner 2 presents: Whetfart Cheeseburger

Like a lot of Bit.Trip fans, I was unsure what to think when I first laid eyes on the direct sequel to the 4th (and most popular) game in the series. On the surface, Runner 2 looks a lot different than Bit.Trip Runner, which migh...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: PAX East is over, have a recap!

I may not have been in attendance this year, but that doesn't mean we don't have plenty of news to recap from this year's wonderful-but-slightly-less-so-because-I-wasn't-there PAX East! First up, Gearbox announced a new character class as ...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip devs on the $.99 app-ocalypse and making an RPG

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called Sup Holmes so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says "Sup Holmes" on it. This is that show] On the latest episode of Sup Holmes...   read

 
 
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Sup Holmes? Gaijin Games talks series reinvention

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Missed the live recording? ...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip Complete & Saga now releasing March 16th for EU

Bit.Trip Complete and Saga were released several months ago here in North America, but across the pond there are still plenty of fans eagerly awaiting their release. Fortunately, Europeans don't have much longer to wait, especially sin...   read

 
 
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New shot of Bit.Trip Runner 2 shows off new style

The folks at Gaijin Games are cranking away on Bit.Trip Runner 2 but paused long enough to give a little update over at the official blog. Along with some well wishes for the new year, Mike Roush also tossed up an image showing the new...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip Runner 2 soundtrack teased, Wii U hinted

First off, yes people, I know it's not called Bit.Trip Runner 2. The game is called Bit.Trip presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. I knew that without having to look at the official webpage as a reference (though I did look at i...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip Runner 2 soundtrack is almost done, more details

We have a big video interview coming up tomorrow with the elusive composer and sound designer for the critically acclaimed Bit.Trip series. This is the first time for this composer to come out to the press and discuss what it was ...   read

 
 
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A glimpse at the early progress of Bit.Trip Runner 2

Alex Neuse posted this new video to the Bit.Trip Runner 2 development blog that shows the editing tools Gaijin Games is using for level design. If you've never seen the crude basic elements that all your favorite games are made of, mo...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip Runner is getting a strange-looking HD sequel

The Bit.Trip series proper may be over, but there is more in store for CommanderVideo. Taking a page out of the Square Enix playbook, Gaijin Games is prepping a direct sequel to the fourth installment, Runner, and it will be available on X...   read

 
 
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Nubageddon UPDATE: Gaijin Games feels bad about slide pad

The phenomena dubbed by prophets as "Nubageddon" continues to rock the videogame world. Foretold as bringer of the end of Nintendo's world sometime 2012, the 3DS slide pad attachment is perhaps the most controversial&nbs...   read

 
 
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Review: Bit.Trip Complete

The Bit.Trip titles are some of my favorite games of this console generation. Sadly, the series still hasn't truly found its audience. Sure, the games have a huge following, but I'm certain that the Bit.Trip series has what it takes to go b...   read

 
 
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Review: Bit.Trip SAGA

The Bit.Trip titles are some of my favorite games of this console generation. Sadly, the series still hasn't truly found its audience. Sure, the games have a huge following, but I'm certain that the Bit.Trip series has what it takes to go b...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip COMPLETE trailer trips the light fantastic

It's time to re-experience Commander Video's profound musical journey in the upcoming Bit.Trip COMPLETE. Scheduled to be released for Wii on September 13, this disc will contain all six episodes of the Bit.Trip series, plus all new challen...   read

 
 
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Vengeance: Bloktonik wreaks havoc on the iPad

Gaijin Games (and their partner Robotube Games) have popped their claws and submerged them deep into the guts and meats of the iPad. After this, I don't think there is any turning back. Their fury has now been unleashed, and they absolutely...   read

 
 
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Gaijin Games overviews Commander Video's bit trip

Our own Jonathan Holmes has talked at length about the Bit.Trip series' deeper meaning. I personally come for the fun, aesthetically pleasing games and stay for, well, those same reasons. I won't pretend to know what any of it means, but th...   read

 
 
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Bit.Trip Complete scheduled for a September release

We know that Bit.Trip Saga for 3DS is going to hit store shelves in September. What of its disc-based Wii counterpart, though? Publisher Aksys Games says Bit.Trip Complete is also on for -- you probably guessed it -- the same day: September...   read

 
 
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