Bplus has just sent out an official press release announcing their brand new WiiWare title Bit Boy!!. You'll get to take control of Kubi as he traverses through the various generations of video games in an attempt to rescue his fellow pixel pals.
Below is the official press release which gives some more information and insight into this new WiiWare release. You can also check out the teaser image that accompanied the press release below as well.
Bplus, independent software developer, creator of Niki – Rock 'n' Ball, PLÄTTCHEN – twist 'n' paint and Vektor Tank, today officially announces Bit Boy!!, a brand-new title for WiiWare™, the downloadable game service for Wii™.
Bit Boy!!, is a totally new kind of game mix in which one-pixel-hero Kubi rushes through the whole history of videogames in order to save his pixel pals.
Players accompany Kubi in this totally crazy-pixellated retro journey and battle hordes of nasty monsters in:
- 4-bit dungeons
- 8-bit caves
- 16-bit strongholds
- 32-bit mazes
- 64-bit arenas
- 128-bit worlds
Bernd Geiblinger, Art Director of Bplus, says: "Everyone knows that Bplus really is a crazy company. We lifted up a gearwheel to the top of evolution and let it fight against evil Plättchen 6 billion years in the future. We transformed a boy into a ball, only to let him become a rock to stand up against metal crabs and flying trees. With Bit Boy!!, we created a fantastic new arcade adventure that is delivered together with all its never-before-seen prequels from the different videogame eras. From ages 14 to 40, each Bit Generation will spark true retro feelings in all players when they set off in the ultimate pursuit of fruits and highscores."
Players can grab a pal for even more fun in the cooperative mode.
The Wii Remote is your joystick – the arcade adventure begins.
Genre: Arcade Action Platform: WiiWare™
Players: 1 or 2 Player cooperative
Control Style: Wii Remote™ - +Control Pad Style or Joystick Style
Presentation: Retro graphics from all eras of videogame history
Video Modes: 480p, 16:9 widescreen
Release Date: tba
We'll have more information on Bit Boy!! as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the game when it hits the WiiWare service.
Now that looks seriously cool.
I agree. I'm really looking forward to this one. Even the concept sounds cool.
I agree with the above posters.
I agree too
I think you're all nuts
now thats a little sumthin for everyone.
The idea is nice, but I'm waiting for gameplay details to see if this game may interest me...
It looks good, but remember, this is BPlus so they could drop the ball on this one.
Bplus I am officially interested
Interesting concept... like Retro Game Challenge but across the full range of eras. Has promise...
Anything that gives a nod to retro gets my attention. It's true I haven't been the biggest Bplus fan in the past, but this could be the game to win me around. W00t
This looks GREAT!
It seems as though each Gen gets a number of stages...wouldn't THAT be a treat?
My sentiments exactly. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Cool idea for a game! But i'll still wait for some gameplay before getting this.
This sounds like a potentially groovy game from Bplus; looking forward to more info!
So how long do I have to wait for a Bit Boy 2? I NEED it NOW!
Bplus is good at advertising and generating interest in their games. Making the games...not so good.
I'm interested at the game itself but "use the Wiimote as your joystick" scares me. I don't want to be playing by holding a Wiimote upright.
@ 19. Nintendo-Naut
I really like it, I hold the WiiMote as a joystick and move forwards, back, left, or right. Now it would be really cool if we say an arcade stick peripheral.
Its a neat idea but of course it all comes down to if the gameplay is good or not.
Now this has my attention!
The concept is good, but if they manage to get the wrong gameplay for even one of the bit generations it'll fail, so I'll wait for some gamplay.
THis. Is InSaNE!!
I think 4- and 8-bit looks cool. 16-bit doesn't look like 16-bit for me, and I just hate BPlus 3D-stuff.. But I will keep an eye open
The first three look fun, but the last three don't.
Looking forward to this.
This is a REALLY cool concept! Could this be the game that will finally redeem BPlus?
"the ultimate pursuit of fruits"
Wait... isn't that Muscle March?
Retro is cool, but I need to know aout the substance of the game. I'm interested a tad at the mo, but that's all.
This is a great idea, though a purchase will pend on reviews. I'm hoping most of the playtime is on the 16-bit part myself
What is 4-bit, though? I'm pretty sure the minimum word length in machine code is 8 bits, though I know many people don't accept the fact that both the Atari VCS and NES were 8-bit systems...
4bit, 8bit, 16bit, 32bit, 64bit and 128bit.... suspicious!!!
Is it coincidence that (4) x2= (8) x2= (16) x2= (32) x2= (64) x2= (128)?
I THINK NOT!!! there is definitely something going down! Bplus is up to somthing... evil ....I'm watching youuuuuu!
I'm cautiously optimistic.... Love the idea, but I'm with all those here who need some gameplay details before jumping on the BPlus bandwagon.
(Though at first, I thought this might be another Bit.Trip game and then was disappointed... more Gaijin games, please)
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