BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CULVER CITY, CA – October 8, 2011 – Gaijin Games and Aksys Games are proud to reveal their new project called BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, which will be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation©Network in 2012.

"Runner 2 is going to blast open your mind like a blooming flower and Gaijin Games is going to pollinate it with our fun proboscises" - @MikeNRoush

"With its new art style, fantastic music, and gameplay innovations, Runner 2 will make your brain glands SWEAT BLOOD!" - @AlexNoisy

Inspired by the BIT.TRIP series originally released on Nintendo platforms, CommanderVideo makes his debut in an all-new re-imagined downloadable game with a ton of features that we hope even CommanderVideo and CommandgirlVideo can handle:

  • HD Graphics
  • 10+ new abilities for CommanderVideo (and other playable characters)
  • Achievements/trophies/leaderboards
  • Unlockable costumes
  • Difficulty modes and checkpoints
  • ...and LOTS more to be revealed later!
 

For more information about Runner 2, check out http://www.runner2.com, or follow @bittrip on Twitter and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bit.trip.

About Gaijin Games

Gaijin Games is an award-winning San Francisco based video game development studio that focuses on making unique gaming experiences for discerning humans. Founded by Genuine Men, Alex Neuse and Mike Roush, Gaijin Games has been responsible for tickling the world with its rhythm-music eccentricities since 2008 with their IGF award-winning six-game "BIT.TRIP" series and the console version of the IGF award-winning "lilt line." In addition to rhythm-music stylings, Gaijin Games has branched out into the puzzle genre with their Robotube brand, recently launching BlokTonik for the iPad. Moving forward, Gaijin Games will bring their special brand of entertainment to all platforms, console and otherwise. More information about Gaijin Games can be found at www.gaijingames.com.

About Aksys Games

Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and boutique video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its small, but talented staff. Its lineup of games include 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), BIT.TRIP RUNNER (2011 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Excellence in Visual Arts award), and the acclaimed BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.  


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