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October 09, 2011, 00:11
"Runner 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed and IGF award winning BIT.TRIP RUNNER.

In the style of the BIT.TRIP series, Runner 2 is a rhythm-music platforming game.

Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to brand new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Timbletot and thwarting his evil plans to destroy not only our world, but every world there is."

"The style of Runner 2 is a huge departure from the 8-bit style of the BIT.TRIP series, but it will still be amazing nonetheless! Look out!"


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Posted: 10/09/11, 00:11  - Edit:  06/23/12, 03:00
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I would have to imagine that the original Commander Video could be an unlockable character, but I have no idea what they're doing with the gameplay so maybe that's not possible.

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 07:48
What is this... Who asked for this?

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 17:33
That interview was pretty interesting. They have a Wii U!

I wonder how Runner 2 will be recieved on the HD twins (soon to be triplets?).

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 22:34
@Anand Did they mention anything about it coming to Wii U? I thought that, at least for now, it's PS3/360/PC only, officially.

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 22:36
If it doesn't come to Wii U it will be a slap in the face.

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 22:47
They implied it strongly in the interview, yeah.

Posted by 
 on: 01/12/12, 23:10

I mean, it's still going to be awesome. I just think the graphics are kind of meh so far. But they might pull it off there too. Either way I'm more interested in seeing what the music is...

Posted by 
 on: 01/13/12, 19:00
I dunno, obviously it just comes down to personal taste, but this looks kind of dull and fugly to me:

I'm also a bit worried about how a "3D" Runner will feel in a game that often requires pixel perfection. The 3D obstacles and such already threw me off a bit in the first one, but at least the character was a flat pixel-ish thing.

Posted by 
 on: 01/13/12, 21:30  - Edit:  01/13/12, 21:32

Agreed, I don't care for the style right now. I think Gaijin will nail the feel of it, but the look just looks...eh. I need to see a more final product before I make a call. I liked Runner enough that I'll likely give it a whirl on PSN.

Posted by 
 on: 01/13/12, 22:04
I just loved that 'Activision Box Cover' art so much in the first Runner. It resonated deep within my nostalgia bone(r).

Posted by 
 on: 01/14/12, 03:13  - Edit:  01/14/12, 03:13
Something about the style reminds me of the Telltale episodic games, like a weird rounded cartoony look to real objects. I can't explain it very well and I don't know if I like it, I want to see it in motion before judging.

Posted by 
 on: 01/14/12, 13:43  - Edit:  01/14/12, 13:44

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/12, 03:05

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/12, 04:05

Thanks for posting that. I remember a couple years ago they said that if RUNNER sold 10 million copies they'd make a BIT.TRIP RPG. Guess the idea stuck.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/12, 04:58
When they sort of seemed confused about how to make a BIT.TRIP RPG I was thinking "Mario & Luigi laid the foundation, just modify it with rhythm, duh!!!" and then like 30 seconds later they started talking about Mario & Luigi! I also imagine a bit of Half Minute Hero, not as far as the game itself but just the idea that you can take out a bunch of the excessive menu navigation and such (that wouldn't work in a BIT.TRIP RPG at all) and just have a fast-paced, stripped down experience that can still be fun.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/12, 05:09
Man, I have to crack open Complete.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/12, 17:30
New blog post is up with audio from the game. It sounds like the modes go all the way up to META, like in FLUX.

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/12, 01:23
I dig it

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/12, 05:39

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/12, 18:43
Pre-alpha Gameplay footage!

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/12, 18:55  - Edit:  03/14/12, 18:59
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