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Gaijin Games: Runner 2 Fix is On The Way

Posted by Andy Green

The patch is with Nintendo already

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien was released onto the North American Wii U eShop last week, representing the series' leap into the HD era of gaming.

The release hasn't gone as smoothly as Gaijin Games would have hoped though, as many who downloaded it have been experiencing freezing issues that occur when leaving the game.

Fortunately the developer has picked up on the problem and has swiftly produced a patch to fix it, taking to Twitter to declare the good news:

Hopefully Nintendo will approve it fairly quickly so players can get their consoles thawed out.

Have you been experiencing issues with Runner 2? Let us know in the comments section below.


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C7_ said:

Oh good, I was worried it was an issue with my console.

Good to see they're are on top of things, hopefully Nintendo will have it out soon.



RoryLee said:

Good to see that they are fixing it right away. It already happend to me a few times. No big deal, it used to do this to me when I played Goldeneye for the Wii.



Moonhillwat said:

I haven't experienced this problem at all. o_O

This game is fantastic! There's only one nitpick I have with it: My high scores are removed and replaced by my lower high scores. Say, for instance, I played a level and got a high score. Then I went and played it again but didn't score as high. My old high score is gone and now replaced by my new high score. What's that all about?



shinesprite said:

"BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien was released onto the North American Wii U eShop last week"

Don't you mean "this" week?

Anyway, it looks awesome, glitch, or no glitch.



TreesenHauser said:

Every time I play, this happens when I close out no matter what I do. I hope the fix comes sooner than later.



123akis said:

hopefully the game is released this friday 7th march for europe with the patch




When is it coming to Europe? I've got all the bit. games on my Wii, and loved the demo on Xbox live but i want to get it on the Wiiu for off tv play (I assume you can play it solely on the pad????).



Tony_342 said:

The patch has already been submitted to Nintendo? Wow, that was fast. Good job, Gaijin Games. I beat this game last night. It is fantastic. And yes, it froze up my system about 3 or 4 times. But it was worth it!



daveh30 said:

I haven't had this issue... but I haven't had any of the freezing issues that others have spoken of, so I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones.



TheHeroOfLegend said:

This will surely help the people who experience this problem, but so far for me, Runner 2 works like a charm on my Wii U. One of my favorite indie games on the Wii U! Thanks Gaijin!



Dpullam said:

I tried the demo of this game thoroughly and enjoyed it. Unfortunately though, my head starts to spin after just an hour of this game due to its auto-runner style gameplay. The music was super catchy though! I'll probably still get it once I get a Wii U.



Dpishere said:

Lookin' forward to picking this up for Wii U in the near future as I enjoyed the trial version. I love how there is varying difficulties for every type of gamer, that way everyone can finish the game and there is still an added challenge for those who desire it.



Sir420 said:

@Blizzaga: this issue is also dealt with in the update:

•At the start of the game, when it asks you if you want to log in, we've added some feedback so it doesn't look like the game is hanging.
•The leaderboards will only save your highest score, as expected, instead of your most recent score, which it does now.
•If you lose your internet connection during play, we've allowed you to reconnect by going to the leaderboards menu.
•We've fixed false score reporting for in-game Rewards.
•We've fixed an issue with the level start mini-leaderboard telling you you're offline when you're actually online. It will populate this list with global scores if you don't have any friends who have played the game yet.
•We've fixed an issue in the settings menu that resets your settings every time you enter the menu.

And last, but not least, we've tried to fix the issue that locks up the Wii U system upon powering down or quitting out of the game via the HOME Menu.



SCAR said:

I actually just had this happen minutes ago. It happened to me with Tekken Tag 2 as well ONCE when I was exiting the internet browser, THEN the game. It must be easy to miss. Hopefully the companies that release software on Wii U can figure it out the problem, or code script that keeps this from happening ASAP so people don't think it's the Wii U.



LeVideoGamer said:

@DlSPOSABLEHERO Gaijin are trying to have the European version out in mid-April. We've got to wait because, and I quote, "to release in Europe, there are several rating agencies, like the ESRB here in the US that require that games be rated prior to release. The ratings process took quite a bit longer on Runner2 than we had previously experienced. Because of this, we are only now starting to submit our European versions to Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Please be patient and know that the game is DEFINITELY coming."



JayRydah said:

Its only froze up on me once so definitely not a deal breaker. I played dis game for hours lastnight and had a blast playing. I cant help but jump over the checkpoint every time n try to go for the high score. Hands down 1 of my favorite games ive downloaded off the eshop. Worth every penny.



arrmixer said:

I'm constantly having the freezing issue ... Love the game reminds me of pitfall ... Another player on mii verse spoke of this and it's true... However the freezing issue is getting annoying



Tony_342 said:

It's been almost three weeks since the patch was supposedly submitted to Nintendo. What is the hold up?

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