Gaijin Games, the team responsible for creating the retro-styled BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, is spilling the bits on its latest game. Recent updates on its official facebook page have been dropping cryptic clues as to what is coming next in the series, partially revealing the title of the game as "BIT.TRIP F_ _ _" and hinting that it may be a shooter.
Many readers have started referring to the game as BIT.TRIP FIVE, mainly due to the four predecessors in the series – BIT.TRIP BEAT, CORE, VOID, and RUNNER. However, the developers suggest the name may be a bit more complex, referring fans to two online dictionaries (here, and here), which lay out all the possible four letter words that begin with the letter F.
One thing is for sure though, the game can be played with the Wii Zapper, as Alex Neuse, one of the series creators, posted this little tidbit on the page:
Alex Neuse here. I just got my first legitimate PERFECT in an entire BIT.TRIP level! It was Level 1 of BIT.TRIP F_ _ _! My key to success? The Wii Zapper.
Gaijin has already said that the BIT.TRIP series will be six games long. Seeing that the games have traveled a timeline of sorts through the annals of videogame history (starting with a Pong-like paddle, moving up to the D-Pad and eventually turning into a 2D platformer) it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to see CommanderVideo blasting through some sort of shooter mechanic.
Still, we'll have to wait until a more specific name is given to know for sure. Until then, any speculations? Perhaps BIT.TRIP FLOW? Or how about BIT.TRIP FAUX? Got it! BIT.TRIP FIDO!