RUNNING to Europe

Triumphant compilations BIT.TRIP SAGA and BIT.TRIP COMPLETE are on the way to Europe in 2012, courtesy of Rising Star Games.

The publisher — ignoring its "Home of Japanese Games" slogan for just a little while — has confirmed it'll be releasing both compilations across Europe in the first three months of next year.

Excellent news for European fans of excellent games.

Rising Star Games TRIPs a BIT
Widely anticipated BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA to be released in Q1 2012, courtesy of Rising Star Games

Thursday 3rd November, 2011: Acclaimed video games publisher Rising Star Games has today announced the signing of two new Gaijin Games titles, BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA.

Both COMPLETE and SAGA offer an amazing collection of six of the very best celebrated indie BIT.TRIP games, and will be available to buy in Q1, 2012, on platforms Nintendo Wii and 3DS.

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA mark the first time a collection of these highly-regarded titles have appeared in compilations, and the first time BIT.TRIP games will appear at retail. Players will be able to enjoy the incredible adventure of the rhythmic galaxies and ride along the epic journey with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns home. Better yet, it’ll look even more stunning in 3D on Nintendo 3DS!

The six games featured:

BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the beginning of CommanderVideo’s epic journey
BIT.TRIP CORE is the second instalment in CommanderVideo’s soul quest
BIT.TRIP VOID continues CommanderVideo’s epic journey
BIT.TRIP Runner marks the first fully character-based adventure for CommanderVideo
BIT.TRIP FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next
The BIT.TRIP series comes full circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo’s final adventure

“We’re hugely excited about bringing BIT.TRIP SAGA & BIT.TRIP COMPLETE to a European audience,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “With such a unique look and critically acclaimed gameplay, we’re expecting big things from both titles, and can’t wait to bring these to gamers across the continent.”

"Everyone at Gaijin Games is very excited to have BIT.TRIP SAGA & BIT.TRIP COMPLETE join Rising Star Games' excellent and varied library of games”, commended Alex Neuse, co-founder, Gaijin Games. “From a publisher who literally has something to offer for every type of gamer, we couldn't be happier with this perfect fit of a European publishing partner."

Key features:
All six games in the award-winning BIT.TRIP series in one complete package with 120 completely new BIT.TRIP challenges spanning all six games
New audio gallery with fan remixes, original songs and demo versions of existing BIT.TRIP themes
An image gallery with exclusive production stills, concept art and promo images
A video gallery with more than 25 movies telling the story of CommanderVideo
Six letters to BIT.TRIP fans written by the series’ director
Original soundtrack CD packaged with BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, featuring music from all six games in the series
New difficulty modes in all games
Online leaderboards
Both titles will be released in Q1, 2012. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE will be available on the Nintendo Wii and BIT.TRIP SAGA on the Nintendo 3DS.