Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 slides into early 2013

Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip series hasn’t graced XBLA but the announcement a while back for Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 is causing fans to go back to one of the best installments in the series, Bit.Trip.Runner. It’s a 2D endless runner where you are moving to the right with one wrong move making you start from the beginning. We were hoping it would hit XBLA by 2012 but sadly, this isn’t the case.

The trailer above shows off some of the newer worlds and the new retro levels which look straight out of an SNES game. But by the end, it’s revealed that the game will be hitting XBLA and other systems by early 2013. Kind of a vague date but it’s a bummer considering my PAX East preview painted the game in a glorious light and stil looked great even if it was an early build. They’ll have the latest build at PAX Prime this year and XBLA Fans will be there, jumping and dancing with Gaijin. If you love platforming and dancing for extra points, keep an eye on this promising title in 2013.

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