BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

PS3, XB360, WIIU, PC, PSVITA / Platform / Release: Mar 5, 2013 / ESRB: RP

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Several indie developers have gotten together to promote their wares on Wii U, offering steep discounts for buying multiple games. Toki Tori 2, Mighty Switch Force, Runner 2, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams are all on sale if you own or buy any one of them at the regular price, as part of the 'Super Indie Connection Sale.' It will run through February 13.

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 races onto Vita on December 17

BIT.TRIP Runner2 races onto Vita on December 17

When we last left the whimsically wonderful world of BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Commander Video was preparing to please voracious Vita owners everywhere by sprinting onto Sony's splendid handheld, summarily setting a summer celebration. Unfortunately, misfortune struck our hero, causing to slip out of the summer slate. But he has overwhelmed this harrowing delay and Vita owners can now hail his handheld venture on December 17.

Read more: Good Friends DLC also available »

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Runner2's Good Friends DLC adds Psychonauts and Cave Story characters

Runner2's Good Friends DLC adds Psychonauts and Cave Story characters

Bouncing around the luscious world of Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is far too fun for anyone to do alone. That's why Commander Video is calling in some well-known friends from across the indie gaming realm to get in on the action. Gaijin Games has announced the Good Friends Character Pack DLC which will bring in seven new playable characters, beginning with Raz from Psychonauts and Quote from Cave Story.

Read more: Five more characters coming »

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 coming to Vita this summer

BIT.TRIP Runner2 coming to Vita this summer

Oh look, another indie game is coming to Vita. Gaijin Games' excellent 2D running game will be leaping onto Sony's handheld later this year.

Although BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be available on PS3 via PSN on March 5th, the Vita version won't be available until this summer. Also, because the game has two different publishers on the two Sony platforms, cross-buy will not be supported. Sorry!

Read more: iOS version coming too, sans buttons »

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 review: moving forward

BIT.TRIP Runner2 review: moving forward

The BIT.TRIP series, from indie developer Gaijin Games, is fondly remembered for bringing a retro aesthetic and nostalgic gameplay style to modern-day players. The series' conclusion looked to be the last players would see of its hero, Commander Video, but you can't keep a good mascot down. Commander Video is back, surprisingly leaving behind the series' hallmark visual style. This change turns out to be for the best, as BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien pushes the series forward, while retaining the mechanics that made the original BIT.TRIP Runner so much fun.

The basic idea for Runner2 is the same as its predecessor. Commander Video treks across 2D courses in an autorunner setting. Players must avoid obstacles by jumping, sliding, and kicking their way through, often to the beat of the background music, until they reach the end goal. Hitting an obstacle takes players back to the previous checkpoint for them to start again, with no lives system in place. It's as simple to pick up and play as the first game, though this is where the similarities end.

Read more: A modernized treat »

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Runner2 trailer heralds this week's launch

Runner2 trailer heralds this week's launch

Gaijin Games has been curiously coy about the launch of BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, having confirmed only the PC edition's release date prior to this morning. Still, it's spoken up now, revealing that the sequel to BIT.TRIP RUNNER will hit Wii U alongside PC tomorrow, then dash onto Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday. The PS3 and Vita editions will follow a bit later. Hey, there's a new trailer too, come watch!

Watch: Run jump duck slide hang skate boogy »

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Bit.Trip Runner sequel racing onto XBLA, PSN

Bit.Trip Runner sequel racing onto XBLA, PSN

A follow-up to rollicking rhythm platformer BIT.TRIP RUNNER is in development for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network under the snappy name BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, developer Gaijin Games has announced. CommanderVideo will return in an "all-new" and "re-imagined" adventure, complete with a new art style.

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