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The Wii U RUNNER 2 Hotline is Now Open

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Gaijin Games soliciting rad ideas for sprint-'em-up sequel

When we spoke to Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games at PAX East about the prospect of BIT.TRIP Presents RUNNER 2 making its way to Nintendo's shiny new HD console, the answer was optimistic but cagey: yes, they have a Wii U development kit, no, they have no set plans.

It appears that Gaijin is publicly warming up to said plans, as a tweet from CommanderVideo himself is asking for fans to email them with "radical ideas for Wii U features."

Got a burning desire for a first-person view on the tablet screen? X-ray vision? Maybe a touchscreen level editor? Blast off your suggestions or voice your support to wiiu@gaijingames.com and maybe they'll come true. Maybe a Wii U version at all will come true.

We can only hope that this open invitation for fan input doesn't devolve into the complete crash and burn of RUNNER 2 and future CommanderVideo projects.

Ouch. Too soon?

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User Comments (13)

skywake

#1

skywake said:

All I want from a WiiU version of a new Bit Trip game is the ability to play it with the TV turned off if I want to. Not radical crazy idea but... it's something I'd really want. Boring me.

TysonOfTime

#3

TysonOfTime said:

"We can only hope that this open invitation for fan input doesn't devolve into the complete crash and burn of RUNNER 2 and future CommanderVideo projects."

...Why would you say this?! Cries at memory of MML3

srhades

#4

srhades said:

I'd like moving, living enemies that could be defeated by some sort of attack button. Also would like a two player racing mode, where doing actions to a beat rewards you with more speed. You could look on the controler to see what it wants you to do, like duck, jump, attack, and be rewarded for doing those to the beat! That'd be nice.

Odnetnin

#6

Odnetnin said:

wiiu@gaijingames.com exists? Well, that would be a waste of an email address if it didn't come to Wii U.

I suggested that on the bottom screen they have Unkle Dill giving the player moral support.

@NintyKing Nope, they've been replaced with cannon mini-games. Less rewarding, but they take less time and provide more instant gratification.

@skywake Agreed. That would actually be a huge advantage over the PS3 version for me.

GazPlant

#8

GazPlant said:

To be honest I just want the game to come out on Wii U. While it's not the RUNNER sequel I had in mind (needs more 8-bit graphics), the first was one of the most enjoyable experiences I had through WiiWare. Can't wait for more!

Odnetnin

#9

Odnetnin said:

@Link_Belmont Doubt it, unless you're suggesting that as a feature of the Wii U version, which might be cool. The option to play as Retro CV has been confirmed though.

@GazPlant If you read PushSquare's interview with the developers, this isn't really a BIT.TRIP game. Part of me wonders if they would've been better off without CV and that universe, and just used the new characters they've come up with. Not that I would want that, but it might help to differentiate from the original.

Odnetnin

#11

Odnetnin said:

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he'll be unlockable. Also playable are Unkle Dill, CommandgirlVideo, a carrot-like thing, and Whetfart Cheeseburger, whatever that is. They're really going off the deep end with these guys.

Henmii

#12

Henmii said:

"We can only hope that this open invitation for fan input doesn't devolve into the complete crash and burn of RUNNER 2 and future CommanderVideo projects"

You obviously where thinking about Megaman legends 3 here! Yeah, I really hope this game won't go the same way!

eviLaTtenDant

#13

eviLaTtenDant said:

Having it display in the new look on the TV and in 8-bit on the controller would be neat imo.
A multiplayer mode where the player with the touchscreen has some real-time level editor would also be interesting. Everything he does on it would appear in Player 1's game about five seconds later.

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