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BIT.TRIP Runner 2 Dashing To European Wii U eShop Tomorrow

Posted by Damien McFerran

Australian release delayed due to rating issues, though

When we reported on this week's European eShop downloads there were a few disappointed comments regarding the absence of BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, which many expected to see among the games listed in the update.

However, we've got a bit of last-minute news that will turn those frowns upside down — and it comes straight from the mouth of Gaijin Games' Alex Neuse:

The EU release is tomorrow at 3pm!

It's not all good news, though:

Unfortunately, the Australian release is delayed, due to rating board issues.

We're expecting more information from Gaijin about the game — such as pricing information — so keep your eyes on the site.

"Both love letter to the purist gameplay ideals of yesteryear and free-spirited embrace into what the future may yet hold, RUNNER2 is the rare breed that wants to grab you by the hand and lead you on an earnest, cheerful adventure," is what we said in our BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien review. "With challenge as big as its heart, RUNNER2 is easily one of the best games on the Wii U eShop."

So there you have it, the rumours were indeed true. Runner 2 is indeed hitting Europe this week — but sadly our friends down under will have to wait a little longer.

Will you be picking it up?

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User Comments (29)

Placlu

#1

Placlu said:

This is why I created an EU account. Oh well atleast we get it, held off getting it on steam. Can't wait to play it.

DePapier

#5

DePapier said:

I will get it eventually. Yet I'm honestly starting to feel that we're having too many games on our Wii Us. It's definitely nothing bad, but it'd be nice if others could notice it before it become obvious.

robbleshague

#6

robbleshague said:

It's a must buy for me!

I bought and blitzed the Disasterpeace portion of the soundtrack a few weeks back, so naturally I expect to breeze through those levels first time....

Mollutje

#7

Mollutje said:

Noice! I do hope we get a demo too, because I'm still not quite certain if my eyes can handle this game. It looks like tons of fun, but I found some gameplay video's quite hard to follow. It was just a blur to me.

lebad

#8

lebad said:

Great news, Yes I will pick it up :D
No info like this about Cave Story + for 3DS in Europe??

cornishlee

#9

cornishlee said:

@Mollutje
I feel the same way about Might Switch Force. Maybe it's just my age but I'm not sure I can cope with all the bright, flashing colours and the noise.

ToxieDogg

#10

ToxieDogg said:

Will buy. I held off on getting the XBLA version because I've got all the other BIT.TRIP games on the Wii.

nik1470

#13

nik1470 said:

Finally been holding off buying the xbla version knew my patience would be rewarded!

luminalace

#14

luminalace said:

Oh man I wonder if the Australian release will be delayed to never. I may just have to get the game from the Euro eshop.

RetrogamerFan

#15

RetrogamerFan said:

Wasn't very excited about this week's e-shop update, this certainly changes things :)
Will get this and Art of Balance on 3DS.
Looking forward to playing the Wonderboy themed level; I liked the Pitfall! references in the first one.

TonIttou

#17

TonIttou said:

I've been waiting patiently for this for what seems like months, and now it comes out when I have an unexpected £220 car repair bill.
Oh well, at least I got Lego City Undercover yesterday!

ArkOne77

#22

ArkOne77 said:

This game is extremely fun & worth the $$$! Glad you guys are finally getting it.

Meuz

#23

Meuz said:

Yes!! I'm looking forward to downloading this tomorrow night.

SuperCharlie78

#24

SuperCharlie78 said:

12 euro is fine, I've just unlocked one of those 5 euro cards from the Nintendo Premium stuff, and definitely will use it to download this game.
Finally!

timp29

#27

timp29 said:

Rating boards are crap. Are there breasts in this game or something? Does it encourage people to blow stuff up?? No. Australians missing out due to bureaucracy :(

THENAMESNORM

#29

THENAMESNORM said:

It's £9.99, not £10.79 as advertised, which is strange, but great news! Also, there's no EU community to accompany it! I can access the American one, but it doesn't recognise that I've played the game!

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