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Runner 2 bounds onto all platforms late February

Gaijin Games's Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien began cantering towards a late February launch this week, with the Bit.Trip Runner sequel "just" submitted for PSN, XBLA, and Wii U eShop approval. Gaijin says its retro-styled platformer jogs onto all of PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, Mac, and...

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Wii U indies upbeat on Nintendo's treatment of eShop

Two indie companies working on the Wii U eShop expressed optimism about the company's efforts to sell downloadable games, a significant vote of confidence given that both of them dealt with WiiWare. Mike Roush and Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games don't speak especially highly of the original Wii service....

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Why Mario's Martinet is Runner 2's narrator

During a recent Nintendo event, Gaijin Games revealed that Mario voice actor Charles Martinet is acting as narrator for Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. His performance is a break from what we traditionally think of when we think of Martinet, as it's a lot lower-pitched and less accented...

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Bit.Trip Void launches on Steam today, Runner2 pre-orders open

Another Bit.Trip game has been released on Steam for PC and Mac. Bit.Trip Void, the third game to be released on WiiWare originally, is out today for $8.99, 10 percent off its regular price. In addition, a game and soundtrack bundle, featuring tracks by Nullsleep, is on sale for $10.79. Even if...

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Charles Martinet narrating Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

I met with Alex Neuse and Mike Roush last week to demo Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, the sequel to WiiWare free-runner, Bit.Trip Runner. Upon booting up the game, I noticed a familiar-sounding voice was behind the narration work, none other than the voice of Mario himself, Charles...

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Bit.Trip Saga coming to 3DS eShop December 20 for $15

Aksys Games is bringing Bit.Trip Saga, the Gaijin Games 3DS compilation that hit retail last year, to Nintendo's eShop on December 20. What's more, the collection will cost $14.99, saving players a whole bunch of dollars in addition to the convenience of the compilation being downloadable. Bit.Trip...

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Bit.Trip Core joins Beat and Runner on Steam

The Bit.Trip series continues its strange, out of order journey to PC and Mac. Following successful releases of the first game in the series (Beat) and the fourth (Runner), Bit.Trip Core is available today on Steam for PC and Mac. It's $9.99 alone, or $11.99 with a downloadable soundtrack. The...

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Yup, 'Whetfahrt Cheeseborger' is a character in Runner 2

As if being pursued by an anthropomorphized, checkpoint-guarding pickle named Unkle Dill wasn't enough food-oriented oddness for one game, the folks at Gaijin Games have also announced that "Whetfahrt Cheesebörger" will be joining the cast of Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien as a...

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Runner2's 'Unkle Dill' preserved on video

The latest build of Runner2 adds way more background detail, animation, and interactivity than I saw at GDC; there are now particles everywhere, flashy effects when you pick up a powerup item, and detailed, animated ... stuff going on behind CommanderVideo (but not too detailed for it to affect...

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See CommanderVideo's best dance moves in Runner2 video

Gaijin Games has been toiling away on Runner2 since we last saw it (and working up a nice buzz in the process), polishing up the look with particles, new animations, and other tweaks in preparation to show it to people other than us at PAX East. You can see the results above, and then compare them...

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