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Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Aims to Pedal to the West in 2014

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Hits Japan in just a week

As 2013 draws to a close some 3DS download enthusiasts may consider Bike Rider DX to be one of the eShop's finest gems, with simple gameplay and graphics hitting their marks and an excellent soundtrack pushing it along further. We certainly talked up its pedal power with an 8/10 in our review.

The good news is that Spicysoft has been in touch to confirm a sequel, Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy; it arrives in Japan on 18th December, but the developer has given the assurance that it's endeavouring to deliver a Western release in 2014. This sequel promises various new features and power-ups, such as the rock breaking Drill power-up or the "totally weird" Frog Rider than can do super-charged jumps; the stage themes are also entirely different, with various new dangers to avoid beyond death pits.

If the first title was perhaps slightly short on features, DX2 includes some welcome extras; online rankings will be included this time around, while a total of 30 extra courses beyond the main Galaxy Tour are promised for those that collect all gold medals and complete challenges. For those that like to test themselves there'll also be a golden crown to pick up on top of the three medals in each course, which is received if you jump only, without using the directional controls. Finally, there'll be a free DLC track on day one in Japan — and by extension when it arrives in the West — with the suggestion that more extra content is planned.

It sounds promising, so check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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User Comments (8)



WiiLovePeace said:

Oh wow! I totally forgot about picking up Bike Rider DX. Thanks for the reminder NL! Will have to buy it soon, before I forget again...



photofool83 said:

Awesome!! I love the first one!
I'll be buying this for sure.
And, if you like platformers at all then do yourself a favor and buy the the first Bike Rider DX!



Undead_terror said:

The first one was awesome, loved all of the themes and having the Ram rider guy singing was cool, will get!



DRL said:

This is good news! The first game was bunches of fun, and it looks like the devs have injected lots of new ideas into the sequel, so I'm totally in.



Windy said:

The first one was just plain awesomeness. I played till my fingers bled

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