Bit.Trip Flux

Key events

Bit.Trip Saga/Complete gets US date

No Euro publisher yet for mad indie gem.

Bit.Trip Saga and Bit.Trip Complete launch for 3DS and Wii respectively on 13th September in the US, publisher Aksys has announced.

Bit.Trip Complete announced for Wii

Bit.Trip Complete announced for Wii

Lavish retail release for brutal indie saga.

The downloadable Bit.Trip games are being rounded up onto a single Wii disc later this Summer, developer Gaijin Games has announced.

Bit.Trip Complete will include all six episodes in Gaijin's genre-hopping revisionist jaunt through the history of game development, and a treasure trove of extras on the side.

Here's the full rundown of additional content promised, as detailed on the developer's blog:

Read more

Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Gemini! Hoard! Flux! CreaVures! Rustle!

It might be enjoying the extra daylight of a full review elsewhere, but it's worth dwelling on the joy of seeing neglected classics like Beyond Good & Evil 'remastered' in HD for the download generation.

Unlike SEGA's bizarrely shoddy treatment of its Dreamcast titles (to date), Ubisoft deserves enormous credit for bothering to cast a backward glance at a title that would have otherwise slunk into retro obscurity. Seeing such an enduring gem of game generate such excitement the second time around makes me wonder what other games from generations gone by warrant a similar second chance - apart from ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, obviously.

System Shock 2 immediately springs to mind, as does the original Project Zero. Hey, how about Amplitude and Frequency, or Gregory Horror Show? And wouldn't it be nice if Capcom could bring us an HD Resident Evil 4 while we're at it?

Read more

Bit.Trip Flux release date confirmed

Bit.Trip Flux release date confirmed

Gaijin Games wraps up WiiWare saga.

Bit.Trip Flux, the final entry in Gaijin Games' epic WiiWare saga, arrives in Europe on 25th February, three days before the US.

Flux sees hero CommanderVideo go full circle and return to the Pong² gameplay of series opener, Bit.Trip Beat, after experimenting in myriad other genres during the franchise's five game run.

"Bit.Trip Flux represents CommanderVideo's homecoming," co-creator Alex Neuse explained. "It is a sublime trip through his subconscious and a deep exploration of what makes him who he is. It is an investigation of his rhythm, his flow, his vibe."

Read more

Bit.Trip Flux announced

Bit.Trip Flux announced

Gaijin teases final game in indie saga.

The final game in Gaijin Games' aneurysm-inducing Bit.Trip series has been announced.

Bit.Trip Flux, as it will apparently be called, was first sighted in a listing on Germany's USK ratings board.

Nintendo Life then received a cryptic teaser from Gaijin top man Alex Neuse stating, "A lesson is learned. Life is. Simply. There is no death. There is no before. There is no after. All is in flux. Simply."

Read more