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As part of the Nintendo Switch indie showcase Choice Provisions, developer of the BIT.TRIP series of games, have announced that their rhythm-based platforming sequel Runner 3 will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

The gameplay trailer shows us that Commander Video will be back running, jumping, sliding, wall jumping and more through 2.5D levels of rainbow-fueled craziness. A further press release from Choice Provisions released alongside the trailer tells us that the game will include many new features as well as the classic series gameplay, such as:

  • Branching paths
  • Item shops
  • Hero quests
  • Vehicles
  • New gameplay modes
  • New retro challenges
  • New playable characters
  • New character moves
  • New dance moves!

The developer also tells us that the game will take advantage of some of the Switch’s more unique features but they’re keeping tight-lipped about what that might mean for now. No firm release was set with the announcement simply stating Runner 3 would be available later in 2017.

 


Dom O'Leary

Staff Writer

I'm a dyed in the wool gamer of the now irrelevant (I'm told) generation-X. If I'm not gaming, you'll find me writing about games, writing my wonderful fiction (opinions may differ), playing guitar, or eating... sleep is a distant memory.


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