Runner3 Confirmed Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, Launches Fall 2017

Choice Provisions have announced their latest in the Bit.Trip Runner series, Runner3, will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

The game is set for a release sometime this fall on the console. Featured above, you can view the debut trailer for the platforming game.

Here’s a rundown, via Choice Provisions:

Runner3 continues the joyous adventures of CommanderVideo from Bit.Trip Runner and Runner2. Players will encounter quests, branching paths, item shops, new Retro Challenges, new character moves, new dance moves and a roster of characters that somehow manages to rival the strangeness of Runner2. The game is scheduled to launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch this fall.



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  1. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    February 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Laffo for how long, the precious games have been ported to everything but the ouya, indies are reminding me of Sega and Ubisoft at the start of Wii U.

  2. stobgopper
    February 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    When I played Bit Trip Beat years ago, it felt like a pretentious but kinda fun rhythm game with a dark aesthetic. Wtf happened to it.

  3. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    February 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    It stopped being strange new Atari 2600 games and focused entirely on automated platfoming with the commander video character. Not sure why this move happened other than it being more marketable, it’s like if the Pixel Junk series just became nothing but mobas.

  4. stobgopper
    February 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    its kind of a shame :/,now it looks so schizoid and dumb

  5. OldPalpy
    February 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Here I was thinking their name change just had to do with their studio closing and reforming
    “In June 2014, the company announced it would be changing its name to
    Choice Provisions. The studio decided to change their name due to the
    arguably negative connotations of the term “gaijin” (meaning “foreigner” in Japanese).”