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Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Bit.Trip Runner 2 To Debut On Xbox Live Arcade And PlayStation Network In 2012

Today developer Gaijin Games and publisher Aksys Games announced that they are teaming up to release BitTrip Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.

The Bit.Trip series is mostly known for its six downloadable entries on WiiWare and recent retail packs on Wii and 3DS. Now gamers will be able to experience a true sequel to the Runner game in HD for the first time on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

Runner 2 will feature multiple playable characters, over 10 new abilities for hero CommanderVideo, achievements and trophies, leaderboards, unlockable costumes, multiple difficulty modes, checkpoints, and more to be announced.

Get a glimpse at Gaijin's extremely serious approach to developing Runner 2 in the video below and don't forget to check out the official website.

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  • What's "runner 2"?Or the first runner at that?i'm going to have to look it up(sorry,i've never seen it before).
  • Nice! ^_^
    I think it's safe to say that Runner 2 will be better than that video.
  • Definitely buying this. Loved the first bit trip runner.

  • grappling hook was acutally a very good idea
  • is anamanguchi going to be back for the soundtrack...thats all i really want to know!

  • Sounds pretty awesome!

  • definately a buy

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    Woo-hoo, Area 5!

  • wtf noooooooo i want this on a nintendo system seeings how thats all i own atm

  • well im getting it.

  • Any developer who had success on Wiiware should have moved onto XBLA, PSN and Steam/Gamersgate/Direct2Drive/whatever by now. And that comes from someone who downloaded Bit.Trip Runner on Wiiware, as well as other games like Cave Story, NyxQuest, Jett Rocket and both LostWinds games. There are some great games on Wiiware - but no one plays Wii anymore. NOA did such a thorough job destroying it this year with a lack of releases, and that fu**ing idiotic decision NOT to release the ALREADY-IN-ENGLISH Xenoblade here. Whatever momentum Wii had after last year (and with Mario Galaxy 2, DKC Returns, Kirby Epic Yarn, Epic Mickey and Sonic Colors, it had a ton) evaporated by February. I can't imagine anyone - ANYONE - has bought games like MotoHeroz. All third party developers should've abandoned Nintendo by now. Fu** Reggie. You want to recapture the "hardcore" Nintendo - people who will actually buy games? Then fire his dumb, cheap a*s. Get a new President, one who will fight to get game localized. And will advertise exclusives for the console, both physical and on your e-tailer.
  • If this is large enough of a sequel it might be announced or ported to the 3DS or Vita later, hopefully.

  • Please feel free to bring all the other ones over to PSN/XBLA as well.

  • Awesome, Runner was always my favorite Bit. Trip game. I hope this one is just as challenging.

  • Awesome!

    Commander Video was awesome in SMB. I'll have to get this.