At last week's IndieCade 2011, Gaijin Games announced Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
. The title is the sequel to the arcade-style rhythm game, Bit.Trip Runner
, which was originally released on WiiWare for the Nintendo Wii and more recently through Steam.Runner 2
features the same rhythmic arcade style gameplay, with new 3D visuals in high definition and will also contain multiple playable characters, unlockable costumes, ten new abilities, Achievements and leaderboard support.
Danny Johnson, designer at Gaijin Games explained:
We definitely are going to add a bunch of new stuff to Runner 2, but we do not want to overcomplicate the game in the process. This is particularly an issue with the abilities CommanderVideo can perform. The first game was complex enough with just five abilities, so we are figuring out ways to keep the game simple but still have exciting new possibilities.
For those that are unfamiliar with the gamplay, here is a short video from the Wii version of Bit.Trip Runner
that should help:
Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
is due to be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade in early 2012.