The original Bit.Trip Runner was released in 2010 for Wii. Bit.Trip Runner, developed by Gaijin Games, was a well-received WiiWare title. The sequel to the game, Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, was announced earlier this year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The developer had a development kit for Nintendo’s new console for quite some time and confirmed, today, that a Wii U version of the game will also be released.
“After announcing Runner2 for XBLA & PSN, we got so much incredible hate mail from our Nintendo fan base that we had to release this game for Wii U under fear of death!”
-Alex N, Gaijin Games
A sequel to the award-winning and incredibly popular Bit.Trip Runner originally released on Nintendo’s WiiWare Service, Runner2 boasts:
- Retro Challenges playable on the Wii U Game Pad
- Special chiptune guest star Disasterpeace
- Almost 10 Playable Characters, including CommandgirlVideo, Unkle Dill, and Whetfahrt Cheesebörger
- Fancy-Pants HD Graphics
- 10+ New Gameplay Abilities
- Achievements/trophies/leaderboards/whatever Nintendo’s new thingie is
- Unlockable costumes
- Difficulty modes and checkpoints
- …and LOTS more to be revealed later!