The Glorious Return of Retro…BIT.TRIP BEAT

As you all may have heard by now, we’re publishing BIT.TRIP BEAT. Thanks to that viral vid we put out on the internet jungle, it looks like we’ve made some of you pretty curious. If you wanna know more, check out Gaijin Games and commandervideo.com, as well as our very own website, to get your daily dose of BIT.TRIP BEAT. The official PR is after the jump.

Peace!

AKSYS GAMES ANNOUNCES BIT.TRIP BEAT

Once again, getting the high score is all that matters in life

Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to unveil BIT.TRIP BEAT, exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by Gaijin Games, BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the first adventure of Commander Video. Using the Wii Remote™, players will test their twitch skills as they battle through a retro-esque universe, familiar to the old generation, yet reinvented for the new.

BIT.TRIP BEAT STORY

Everything comes from something. We were before we became. From life comes rhythm, and from rhythm comes life. We are beings of information. Everything is a conduit for learning. We communicate in bits and bytes. And we will return to something once we become nothing; after our BIT.TRIP is complete.

BIT.TRIP BEAT is a crazy mix of 80s aesthetics and modern game design,” states Michael Manzanares, BIT.TRIP BEAT Producer at Aksys Games. “It’s challenging, yet fair, and completely addicting.”

The Gaijin Games team wanted to make a game that used the tools of today to inspire the fun of yesterday. Our goal was to make a game that was as simple in gameplay as the games of the early 80s, and equally as fun—even though gamers’ tastes have changed over the years,” continues Alex Neuse, Designer at Gaijin Games. “And let’s face it, sometimes a really good videogame is just awesome. We hope you enjoy BIT.TRIP BEAT.”


Key Features:

  • Bring Back That Loving Feeling
    BIT.TRIP BEAT brings back the classic arcade-style gameplay where getting the high score matters!

  • Pixel Blocks For The Win
    Just keeping the arcade-style gameplay isn’t enough—BIT.TRIP BEAT sports a unique retro-inspired art style that will stimulate your senses.
  • Old School Tunes
    Who said old-school 8-bit music was out? BIT.TRIP BEAT bumps the latest chiptune music to keep the action fresh!

  • Friends Can Play Too!
    Can’t beat a level? No problem, as BIT.TRIP BEAT allows 2 to 4 player co-op mode! But don’t think that makes it any easier…

BIT.TRIP BEAT has not been rated by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and BIT.TRIP BEAT can be found at www.aksysgames.com/bittripbeat.
Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available through the Wii console.


Comments

Comments

  1. nobababan
    wrote on January 13th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    nobababan

    our very own m.m.(TLer)

  2. wrote on January 14th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    punsuka

    yay mikey, your face is practically everywhere~ Nice.

  3. wrote on January 16th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    matty

    One of the few games that has a title which sums up the game *puur~fectly*
    I need to get working on setting up that Wiiware business!

  4. wrote on January 20th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    topher

    i can totally see the German in mikey

  5. wrote on January 20th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Akselziys

    If by German you mean Irish ;) haha

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