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Choice Provisions is continuing to write up regular blog posts about Runner3. In the latest one, the studio provided fans with a first look at the project.

It should be noted that this is “a screenshot in engine”. It lacks post-rendering effects, and the background features placeholder art. In other words, it’s far from final. It does however show what has been talked about before – specifically how the path splits “up and down and a curving path going off down another route.”


Choice Provisions recently made it known that Runner3 is on the way. However, not much was said about the actual gameplay. In a new blog update, Choice Provisions did touch on what’s planned.

Runner3 will be building off of the gameplay found in the original two games. In this title, there will be “a whole new world, with ups, downs, lefts and rights, split paths, and of course forwards”. Runner3 is also getting a controlled event mechanic, in which Commandervideo controls vehicles, animals, and more.

Continue on below for Choice Provisions’ full blog update.

You might have noticed that our announcement image had ABSOLUTELY no running. This is fairly silly, considering the game is called Runner3. Well I am here to tell you that we are very silly people, but also, we are silly people that have already made two running games. We need to add as many herbs and spices to this tangy sausage as possible so that we can serve it to you with maximum flavor, aroma, and aftertaste.

Making a sequel is a bit harder than you might think. We are bound to the rules of gameplay that have already been set in place. The fans have an expectation that is based off the previous game, so you need to honor that relationship. That said, you also need to reinvent and evolve the game, so it’s not the same ole bag of beans. If we aren’t careful, we can paint ourselves into a corner.

Update: Choice Provisions has confirmed that Charles Martinet will be returning to lend his voice to Runner3.

Original: Choice Provisions has announced Runner3, the next game in the Bit.Trip Runner series.

A notice posted on the project’s new site reads:

Runner3 is the upcoming (and perhaps unsurprisingly) third entry in the BIT.TRIP RUNNER series. We’re committed to making it the best game we’ve ever made, and we want you to hold us to it. You can follow the game’s development over on our devlog, where we encourage you to chat with us in the comments section of our weekly updates.

We plan to be very open with you about the creation of Runner3, and we even plan to solicit feedback occasionally and offer user polls to give everyone a chance to chime in and help us think of things like level names, possible unlockable outfits, and more.

Let’s work together to make Runner3 the best game it can be!

We also have the following teaser:

That’s all for now. Runner3 is due out next year, so there’s plenty of time to share information about the game. I’d say it’s likely that we’ll be seeing it on a Nintendo platform, though nothing is confirmed at the moment.

Bit.Trip Runner started out on WiiWare, and eventually headed to other platforms including 3DS as part of the Bit.Trip Saga. Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien was then released on Wii U and other platforms in 2013.


Shift DX footage

Posted on 7 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, Videos | 0 comments

In Japan, Shift DX has finally launched via the 3DS eShop. It’s not out yet in the west (that’ll change soon hopefully), but you can get a look at the game below.

Last year, it was announced that Shift DX was heading to 3DS. It’s now quietly seeing release on the Japanese eShop next week. We’re unsure as to when it’ll launch in the west (soon, hopefully), but you can view a new trailer below.

Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice will be out on Wii U and 3DS tomorrow. Take a look at the video below for a lengthy look at the RPG.

Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice is coming to both Wii U and 3DS this week. For Nintendo’s console, we now have the file size. The download clocks in at 473MB.


Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice will release for both Wii U and 3DS on May 26, Choice Provisions and Muteki have announced.

The Black Tome of Ice is a follow-up to Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria. That RPG came to both of Nintendo’s platforms last July.

Here’s a new trailer for Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice:

And an overview:

Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action-packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy!


Choice Provisions has a new gameplay teaser video up for Space Dave!, which is planned for Wii U and 3DS. Take a look at it below.

Shutshimi was made available on the North American Wii U eShop last month. Those in Europe, however, have been wondering when they’ll have access to the game.

Neon Deity Games did share an update on this front during a Reddit AMA yesterday. Regarding the European release, the studio wrote:

“… We recently received our ratings for the EU region. We have a couple minor tests and fixes to prepare, but hopefully it’ll be soon! We can’t give exact dates due to how unpredictable the certification process is, but I would hope for it to ready in a couple of months. Maybe more, but maybe less! We haven’t forgotten our EU friends! It’s just a bit more work, that’s all!”

As far as Shutshimi’s pricing goes, that’s up to Choice Provisions. It should be roughly equivalent to $9.99.


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