Directly from Alex Neuse's mouth: the 6 games composing the BIT.TRIP saga are coming to retail on a disc, with additional "challenges" not seen in the downloadable Wiiware versions. An official announcement should be coming in the next few days.
I'll still probably end up picking up the 3DS version. I think I'll get more play out of it, I seem to prefer playing on handhelds lately.
I will likely pick this up down the road once it drops in price.
Nintendo World Report said:
In addition to combining the six original games in one package, the Wii disc version will have a number of extra features, some not even found in the 3DS version (which will, to be fair, include 3D effects, portability, and touch screen controls for some of the games). The console compilation will have an art gallery, video gallery, and audio gallery, plus a special text message/commentary from creator Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games on each of the titles. More importantly, there will be new difficulty levels for each game. The biggest addition is a set of 120 new challenge levels, made up of 20 for each of the six games in the set. These will demand absolute perfection from the player, but they are kept short (possibly very short) to avoid frustration.
@rebonack 120 new challenge levels!? Sold. Although "20 each" for each game sounds weird since some of the games were only 3 levels total. I guess challenge levels are probably more like 1-2 minute quick whatevers.
The wifi connection logo gives hope for leaderboards... right?
In this retail release, which we're calling BIT.TRIP Complete, there are many new gameplay challenges. There's also unlockable video, art and music galleries, including fan remixes. It's so awesome because we got to include three remixes by one of our really big fans, Ganon95, on the Wii disc.
120 completely new BIT.TRIP challenges spanning all six games Exclusive Audio Gallery with fan remixes, original songs, and demo versions of existing BIT.TRIP themes Exclusive Image Gallery with production stills, concept art, and promo images Exclusive Video Gallery with more than 25 movies telling the story of CommanderVideo 6 Letters to BIT.TRIP Fans, written by Alex Neuse, the series’ director Exclusive BIT.TRIP Soundtrack Sampler CD with music from all six games All 6 games in the award-winning BIT.TRIP series in one complete package New difficulty modes in all games Online leaderboards