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Bit.Trip FATE Soundtrack Available For Sale Before the Actual Game

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Full game aiming for Oct. 18 release in North America, says Gaijin

Sometimes, it seems, waiting is difficult. Like waiting for the next entry in a favourite game series. After the last time we parted ways with CommanderVideo in Gaijin Games' phenomenal Bit.Trip RUNNER, the return of the Atarified hero in Bit.Trip FATE seems like it can't come soon enough.

Sure, you can bide your time reading our First Impressions of Bit.Trip FATE, and that would indeed take care of stimulating those eyeballs of yours. It seems that now, after a quick trip to CD Baby (as unearthed by Nobuooo), you'll also be able to inject your ears with eight tracks from the upcoming WiiWare game thanks to the release of the game's official soundtrack.

Typically the Bit.Trip soundtracks release after the games hit WiiWare, but the opposite is true in this case. Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games said that this was done in part for the sake of doing it different.

We decided to release the BIT.TRIP FATE soundtrack before the game because we'd never done it that way before! Our hope is that people will pick up the soundtrack, and start rockin' to the jams so that when they play the game, they'll already have built a relationship with the more somber, darker theme. Also, this soundtrack is really good, and we just couldn't wait to share it with the world.

Here's what CD Baby's description has to say about the album:

BIT.TRIP FATE takes CommanderVideo to a darker place. The rhythms are heavy; the sound unlike anything he's ever heard. Now you too can explore an unfamiliar and hypnotic genre mash-up wherein dubstep and chipmusic flirt with, and intoxicate your senses.

Sounds like Gaijin Games got a little Lilt Line in their Bit.Trip. Neuse also commented on the projected release date of FATE, with the game coming quite soon:

We don't have the final release date for BIT.TRIP FATE just yet, but if I were a betting man, I'd put my potato chips on Oct. 18 for a North American release. Or thereabouts.

The soundtrack goes for $6 American. Or thereabouts. The game will be 800 Wii Points.

[via nobuooo.com, cdbaby.com]

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User Comments (12)

StreetRat

#6

StreetRat said:

ALmost most all of these track names describe BIT.TRIP. such as patience, anger, frustration, sorrow........... Yet somehow, they are still good games

SuperMarioFan96

#8

SuperMarioFan96 said:

PLEASE BE TRUE PLEASE BE TRUE!!!!!

So does this confirm the game will have 8 levels this time around? Corbie said they were Beat (and such...) length and he was at level 4 but didn't know how many there were total. 8 Beat-length levels? Yes, oh yes. :) :)

XyVoX

#9

XyVoX said:

Didn't i see the Soundtracks available for all the Bit Trip games on here a while ago?

cnm_nintendo

#10

cnm_nintendo said:

I wish Gaijin would use iTunes again. Bit Trip Beat and Core's soundtrack was released on iTunes... :/

SilverBaretta

#11

SilverBaretta said:

@cnm_nintendo: All the BIT.TRIP soundtracks are on iTunes, but they're more expensive then on CD Baby.

Cool, I think I'll pick this up and give my ears a sneak preview! :)

kobe1724

#12

kobe1724 said:

Man, I loved Bit Trip Runner. From the looks of it, this game seems to be awesome!

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