March 7, 2014 – A somewhat quiet week this week on the digital storefront. The Wii U and 3DS each get an NES game, while both services receive eShop games. No new retail games coming out this week. Runner2 is on sale for the Wii U beginning Monday, March 10. Be sure to check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront at noon today.
Adventure Island II?? Whoooa! That's awesome, I've been waiting for this game since the Wii days, and it never came. Finally, we get one of the dinosaur-riding Adventure Island games! Why not on Wii U, though? I want to play this puppy on the big screen.
Hm, not sure I liked the original Bit.Trip.Runner enough to get a sequel. How different/improved is it? I didn't feel like there was much variety in the stages, levels within the same theme felt mostly the same. Is there more variety in the sequel?
@Mop it up I'd say there's more variety in both visuals and level designs in the sequel, even though the different worlds obviously all have their respective themes. The core gameplay is improved, with multiple paths within some of the levels, as well as extra stuff to find for earning higher scores and unlockables like new characters or outfits. That being said, it's still a runner, so if you don't like that sort of thing I doubt it will convert you.
Personally, I think it's a sweet game, and well worth five bucks. Got some sweet songs too.