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With Runner3 launching tomorrow, we now have more footage of the game on the Switch. Take a look at the first 30 minutes of Runner3:

System: Switch
Release date: May 22, 2018
Developer: Choice Provisions
Publisher: Choice Provisions / Nicalis

The Bit.Trip series has had an interesting aesthetic progression. Starting out as an assortment of simple WiiWare rhythm games with mock Atari 2600-style visuals, it treated a few simple gameplay concepts with a kind of low fidelity presentation suitable for the WiiWare service’s strict file size limitations. Out of this collection, Bit.Trip Runner found the most success. Being the least abstract of the series, the autorunning rhythm platformer was fashioned after Pitfall, if Pitfall had trance-inducing chiptune music. Runner2 released with a revamped 3D art style and a musical style that was appropriately more sophisticated. In most ways, Runner3 is a natural progression from Runner2, cutting down on superfluous gameplay concepts and evolving the Bit.Trip formula to an impressive degree. Its control nuances and smart level design makes for one of the least stiff and most improvisational autorunning games that I’ve played.


Runner3 is finally launching on Switch this month. For an early look, check out the video below containing over two hours of footage.

Runenr3 - Shovel Knight

Charles Martinet – as the game’s narrator – won’t be the only cameo appearance in Runner3. Developer Choice Provisions discussed some of the bonus characters included in the game through a blog post published this week.

Other characters like Shovel Knight and Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend will be available. You can unlock them normally by completing Hero Quests – there is no DLC or in-game purchases.

Here’s the full rundown on cameos in Runner3:

Runner3 - Charles Martinet

Mario won’t be playable in Runner 3… but the voice behind him will be. It’s confirmed that Martinet himself will be playable in the game, which launches this month.

Tweets from developer Choice Provisions and Martinet reveal:

Choice Provisions has shared a new trailer for Runner3. The game launches on the Switch May 22. Check out the video below:

For the first couple of entries in the Runner series, Choice Provisions implemented Retro Challenges. For Runner3, the team is taking this aspect a step further.

Choice Proivisions fully explained what to expect from Retro Challenges in Runner3 through a new blog post shared today. Here’s the full rundown:

Choice Provisions and Nicalis have finally nailed down a release date for Runner3. The Switch console exclusive won’t be delayed any further, as it’s penciled in for May 22.

Runner3 will be sold both physically and digitally. If you pick up the digital release, you’ll receive the game on a cartridge, an instruction booklet, CD sampler, and light-up PVC character strap.

We have a new trailer for Runner3 below.

Choice Provisions published another blog post for Runner3 today. For the latest entry, the developer compares Runner3 with its predecessors.

Here’s the full breakdown:

Runner3’s release date is quickly approaching. Choice Provisions has actually wrapped up development, and already submitted to Nintendo. Choice Provisions will be getting the ball rolling on preparations for the physical version – assuming Nintendo approves Runner3.

We don’t have a release date for Runner3 just yet. Still, it’s coming soon, and we should have a date very soon.

Celebrate today’s news with a few new screenshots:


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