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News: Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Unannounced projects currently being worked on

Nintendo's Wii U may be struggling to make the desired impression at retail, but that doesn't mean the system — and Nintendo itself — isn't held in high regard by some sectors of the development community. Last week, we heard Wales Interactive speak positively about the console, while Dakko Dakko's...

News: Gaijin Games Drops Another Hint of Runner 2 on Wii U

Gaijin Games Drops Another Hint of Runner 2 on Wii U

We'd bet on it

The video game industry is full of teases and hype generators, with carefully placed statements designed to get us all speculating with wild abandon. To be fair to Gaijin Games, its hints aren't designed to tantalise, but to smack gamers between the eyeballs and get them excited. We give you the developer's latest blog entry in...

News: The Wii U RUNNER 2 Hotline is Now Open

The Wii U RUNNER 2 Hotline is Now Open

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...

News: Gaijin Drops Biggest Hint Yet at Wii U Runner2

Gaijin Drops Biggest Hint Yet at Wii U Runner2

Place your bets now, please

Gaijin Games' BIT.TRIP series started on WiiWare, but the studio's next game, BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2, is for HD consoles only. But wait — Wii U is a HD console, right? Yes it is, so we tracked down Gaijin's Alex Neuse and Mike Roush at PAX East to question them. Our editor-at-large and t-shirt-hander-outer Jon...

News: BIT.TRIP Runner 2 Could Dash Onto Wii U

BIT.TRIP Runner 2 Could Dash Onto Wii U

Commander Video loves Nintendo

The WiiWare service has, despite its detractors, been host to some terrific download games, including six BIT.TRIP titles from Gaijin Games. While these titles have been released at retail with BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA on Wii and 3DS respectively, the developer's latest project, Runner 2 - Future Legend of...

News: Gaijin Games Explains Why RUNNER2 Won't Reach Wii

Gaijin Games Explains Why RUNNER2 Won't Reach Wii

Talks Wii U too

Gaijin Games' BIT.TRIP series started life on Wii and has appeared on 3DS in the form of BIT.TRIP SAGA, but the next instalment, RUNNER2, won't come to WiiWare. Why not? Artist Chris Meyer explained: This game is too big and too detailed to work on Wii. We need the Xbox power in order for it to work. If you actually think about it,...

News: BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and SAGA Trailer is Hard to BEAT

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and SAGA Trailer is Hard to BEAT

Fills a VOID, too

Gaijin Games' double-whammy of retail BIT.TRIP compilations — BIT.TRIP COMPLETE on Wii and BIT.TRIP SAGA on 3DS — is about to hit retail across North America, so what better time to indulge in a brand new trailer showing the games off? In case you weren't sure which version to pick up, our handy Feature: BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE should help out. We'll have full..

Feature: BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

We'll help you decide

When Gaijin Games released its first BIT.TRIP title BIT.TRIP BEAT back in 2009, the game took many players by surprise not only with its unique musical and visual presentation, but also with its extremely addictive gameplay. And as beloved as BEAT would become, the series would only get more interesting as each new release took...

News: Gamestop Offers BIT.TRIP SAGA Preorder Bonus

Gamestop Offers BIT.TRIP SAGA Preorder Bonus

Preorder online and get a free soundtrack

If you're one of those gamers who were disappointed to find out that BIT.TRIP SAGA wouldn't come with the soundtrack sampler that its Wii counterpart BIT.TRIP COMPLETE is being packaged with, Gamestop has an offer for you. Gamers who preorder BIT.TRIP SAGA through Gamestop's online store will receive a free soundtrack sampler. This is the same soundtrack..

News: BIT.TRIP COMPLETE Fills Retail Void on 13th September

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE Fills Retail Void on 13th September

Core fans rejoice!

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, the disc collection of WiiWare's finest retro-styled musically-themed series, is coming to retail in North America on 13th September. The package contains all six games as well as a soundtrack CD, video gallery, 120 in-game challenges, art gallery, online leaderboards and more. Want to learn more about these games? Check out our BIT.TRIP reviews to see what..

News: Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

The BEAT goes on

How do you celebrate one of the best series WiiWare has to offer? Pack it all onto one disc and call it BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, that's how. Gaijin Games' genre-defying series is coming to Wii later this year, and the studio has revealed more about what players can expect from the new collection. As well as all six BIT.TRIP games —...

First Impressions: BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS)

BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS)

BIT.TRIP goes 3D!

To say that the BIT.TRIP series has been a highlight of the WiiWare service would be a gross understatement. Their simplistic design and wildly playable nature have made for some of the most engaging gaming experiences on the service and continue to be among the most popular titles in the catalog. Now, the folks at Gaijin Games are taking the complete series and remaking them all..

News: First BIT.TRIP SAGA Screens Incoming

First BIT.TRIP SAGA Screens Incoming

Including one in 3D!

Aksys Games has just published the box art and first four screen shots of their upcoming title BIT.TRIP SAGA, and they've done what we've hoped publishers would do since we first saw the words "2D image of a Nintendo 3DS game" – they've released a 3D image of a Nintendo 3DS game. Hopefully the early June system update will streamline the process, but for now you can..

News: Mysterious Teaser Image Hints at BIT.TRIP 3D

Mysterious Teaser Image Hints at BIT.TRIP 3D

CommanderVideo to return?

It's pretty certain that Gaijin Games is developing for 3DS, but the team isn't yet ready to share any concrete details. However, this mysterious teaser image just arrived in our inbox here at Nintendo Life, pointing to a possible 3D excursion for CommanderVideo. Bear in mind that as with most things posted today there's...

News: BIT.TRIP FLUX Soundtrack Available to Download Now

BIT.TRIP FLUX Soundtrack Available to Download Now

$5.99 for music to go

Now that WiiWare has bid a teary-eyed farewell to the BIT.TRIP series with BIT.TRIP FLUX it's the perfect time to sit in the dark, on your own, and cry to some of the finest music to have graced WiiWare. The soundtrack for BIT.TRIP FLUX is now available to download from CD Baby, as a 10-track album for $5.99. Not only that, each previous BIT.TRIP game has a soundtrack to..

Features: The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 3

The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 3

In this installment, Gaijin explains their carefully laid plan for game four's runaway popularity, go through BIT.TRIP hell and reflect on the end of the series.

Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our look at the history of BIT.TRIP and Gaijin Games. EYEBALL REVOLUTION: The team somewhat jokingly chalks RUNNER’s popularity, apart from being very...

Features: The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 2

The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 2

In this installment, Gaijin struggles to find the fun in CORE and crafts what they feel to be a beautiful game in VOID.

Be sure to read part 1 of our history of BIT.TRIP. ON THE MAPLuckily for Gaijin, BEAT was a success; had the game tanked then the series would’ve likely gone ahead as planned, but it ensured them that they were on the right track. “There was talk of whether should we cut it to..

News: These Target Renders Reveal Gaijin's BIT.TRIP Visions

These Target Renders Reveal Gaijin's BIT.TRIP Visions

Get a peek at pre-development mock-ups of the first five games

Seeing how games develop over time is always of interest to us here at Nintendo Life, which is why we badgered BIT.TRIP developers Gaijin Games for an exclusive peek at some of their development documentation and how we wound up with these target renders for the first five games. These renders were all created in the earliest stages of..