Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is the sequel to one of Bit.Trip’s best rhythm-based outings. The game requires players to follow beats and precisely platform unique levels while running in one given direction (to the right). The jumping, dancing, ducking, sliding and kicking is all done in a quick, challenging pace. If you’re unfamiliar with the experience, do yourself a favor and check it out.
I snagged the first Bit.Trip Runner a while ago during a Steam sale. I think I wound up paying something like two dollars for the game. Honestly, as far as cost next to time spent with a game, I haven’t gotten as much value from a single purchase as I did with that effort from Gaijin Games.
“Gaijin,” in case your curiosity has been piqued, means “outsider” in Japanese. As an expression, it’s not exactly polite. It’s what Japanese folk commonly call foreigners. It’s also what some foreigners lovingly call themselves. The more polite version of the word is “gaikokujin.” Cue rainbow, star and peacock.
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (or, as we’ll be calling it henceforth, “Runner2“) will launch this fall for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. No other systems have been announced, but Gaijin does tend to try and put their work out in a lot of places.