BIT.TRIP CORE News
News Original Bit.Trip Games Confirmed For Switch Via Surprise eShop Listing
Expected to launch next month
From time to time "coming soon" listings on the Switch eShop reveal games we didn't even know were on the way to Nintendo's hybrid platform, and today is one of those days. Over on the European eShop, six QubicGames listings have popped up for the Bit.Trip series starring CommanderVideo. There's Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip...
Feature From BIT.TRIP to Runner3 - The Nintendo Journey of Choice Provisions
"Nintendo platforms have always been CommanderVideo's home"
When Runner3 was announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive this writer's eyebrows went up a fair amount - it's not particularly common for download games to be exclusive nowadays, much less so from studios with a track record of multiple cross-platform successes. Yet here we are - it's an...
Feature A Peek Behind the BIT.TRIP Curtain
Concept art and inspirational materials pulled straight from the Gaijin Games archives
Gaijin Games' BIT.TRIP series hits all the right notes for retro game enthusiasts over the course of its six games: Clever and varied design, formidable challenge, pregnant storytelling and an audio/visual style that quotes the days of the Atari 2600 without the...
Nintendo Download 18th April 2011 (North America)
Take on Mega Man X
After the news that Mega Man 5 is coming to Virtual Console, we have the unexpected arrival of Super NES Blue Bomber outing Mega Man X. Virtual Console: Mega Man X (Super NES, 800pts) — Run, jump, blast: it's Mega Man in the 16-bit era, and the first Super NES entry in the series to arrive on Virtual Console. Look out for our...
Features 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
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 MAP: Luckily 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...
Features The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 1
In the first part of our look at how the BIT.TRIP series was made, learn how its developer, Gaijin Games, crashed and burned on its first go, how the series formed and why level 3 of BEAT is so visually messed up.
“Who is the Commander?” The question posed by IGN as the headline for a Dec. 19, 2008 news post on their Wii channel was modest,...
News 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...
News Gaijin Games Tease Fifth Game in BIT.TRIP Series
Facebook post outs new instalment...and Wii Zapper support?
Gaijin Games, the team responsible for creating the retro-styled BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, is spilling the bits on its latest game. Recent updates on its official facebook page have been dropping cryptic clues as to what is coming next in the series, partially revealing the title of the...
News BIT.TRIP VOID Soundtrack Unleashing a Sonic Attack
Ten slices of retro bits
Gamers interested in the gradual release of the BIT.TRIP audio gems will be glad to know Gaijin Games has announced that the official soundtrack to BIT.TRIP VOID can now be purchased via download on the CD Baby Web site, and soon to be on Amazon and iTunes. Alex Neuse, founder of Gaijin Games, goes to describe the soundtrack...
News Go 8-bit Over the Official BIT.TRIP CORE Soundtrack
Retro gamers get your wallets out
Fans of the BIT.TRIP series not only enjoy the retro gameplay courtesy of Gaijin Games, but the audio design is some of the best the genre has to offer. Following on from the release of the BIT.TRIP BEAT soundtrack, the BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack is also now available to purchase. The BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack features...
Nintendo Download Pilotwings, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Pop Plus, Arkanoid and Bit.Trip (EU)
An all-star lineup for Europe this week!
There's a total of 5 new releases this week - And all of them are highly regarded games! Among them are two new Nintendo games, which, as Nintendo claims, are both being released because of this week's German Gamescom event. The Virtual Console finally gets a certain SNES launch title which strangely hasn't...
News Bit.Trip Core Gets European Date
Prepare to thumb dance on August 21
European fans waiting to continue the musical and psychadelic journey of Commander Video, the end is nigh. Bit.Trip Core, the second release in Gaijin Games' crazy difficult retro-inspired saga, is slated for an August 21 release in the Old World. For the sequel, you're put literally in the middle of the action...
News Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)
It's a mega update in the Land of the Rising Sun!
The release schedules around the world have seen bumper crops of WiiWare releases (and in PAL territories VC ones courtesy of the latest Hanabi Festival); naturally being Nintendo's home territory it should come as no surprise that Japan outdoes even these impressive download service updates. Next...
News Gaijin Games Releases BIT.TRIP Teaser
Can you figure this one out?
Gaijin Games has dropped off another coded message via this months Nintendo Power magazine for gamers to begin speculating about. You can check out the message below to see if you can make heads or tails of it. Those guys at Gaijin Games sure like to play with our heads, don't they? :D...
Talking Point Bit Boy!! Took 50 Times More Work Than Bit.Trip?
It did according to Bernd Geiblinger of BPlus!
Over on the official BPlus forums, Bernd Geiblinger, Art Director at Bplus (AKA WiiBoy) posted the following: Now - we fought for the 'PADING'-GameBoy sound on the game start. For the PukiPuki-Sound like you know it from original tetris and Super Mario Land including the hearts in 'PAUSE'. Complete...
Nintendo Download Cores, Bubbles, Chariots, Sports, Numbers and Cars (US)
Three more WiiWare games, including the 100th WiiWare release!
Today sees the release of yet another 3 WiiWare games! They're accompanied by two new DSiWare games and one Virtual Console game. Bit.Trip: Core is the second game in Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip series and officially the 100th WiiWare game. The big difference between it and Bit.Trip: Beat is...
Interviews BIT.TRIP CORE - Gaijin Games
Gaijin Games talk about their upcoming BIT.TRIP CORE release.
With the upcoming release of Gajin Games' BIT.TRIP CORE WiiWare title on Monday, we thought it was time to get in touch with the ever-insightful CommanderVideo, aka Alex Neuse, CEO of Gaijin Games, to find out what we can expect from their second BIT.TRIP release. As usual, Alex was as...
News BIT.TRIP CORE Coming to WiiWare July 6th
The next title in the Bit.Trip series is on its way.
Gaijin Games has just announced that their newest WiiWare release in their Bit.Trip series BIT.TRIP CORE is headed to the US WiiWare service on July 6th, which will make it the 100th US WiiWare release. Congrats to the guys at Gaijin Games for all their hard work! Below is a copy of the graphic...
News Commander Video Confirmed For Super Meat Boy
Joins Tim from Braid in the butcher-friendly game
TWG News has a hilarious interview up with Alex Neuse, designer at Bit.Trip factory Gaijin Games, and Edmund McMillen, busy developing Super Meat Boy, in which the dynamic duo talk about Bit.Trip Beat's punishing difficulty and some of the tricks up Super Meat Boy's disgusting sleeve. : TWG News
News Nintendo Life Exclusive - Bit.Trip Core E3 Trailer
We get a sneak peek at Gaijin Games' brand new Bit.Trip Core trailer.
Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games was kind enough to send us over their upcoming E3 Bit.Trip Core game play trailer for everyone to enjoy. If you haven't had a chance to see the game in action yet, this is a good opportunity for you to see exactly how the game will be played and how it...