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IGN has posted a new video of Runbow that goes behind the scenes of the Behemouth Mode. Watch it below.

Runbow is coming to the North American Wii U eShop on August 27, 13AM Games has announced. It will be available for $14.99, but if you downloaded the [email protected] demo, you’ll receive a $2.25 discount.

Runbow is also slated for the European eShop, but there’s no release date yet. When we hear any news on that front, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.


A new round of crossover characters have been announced for the indie Wii U title Runbow. Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, Teslamancer from Teslagrad, Clone from Stealth Inc, ARID from The Fall, Xeodrifter from Xeodrifter, Princess from Chariot, Max from Mutant Mudds, Drifter from Hyper Light Drifter, and Unity Chan (Unity Japan’s mascot character) will all be included.

Have a look at each of these characters in a new trailer:

Several guest characters had been previously announced for Runbow. Shovel Knight, Rusty (SteamWorld Dig), Juan and Tostada (Guacamelee), Swift Thornebrooke (Sportsball), Scram Kitty (Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails), and Bit.Trip’s CommanderVideo and CommandgirlVideo were revealed back in April.


13AM Games has further discussed the cameo appearances of characters in Runbow.

For those who are unaware, the game features guest stars including Shovel Knight and Rusty from SteamWorld Dig. There are several other familiar faces as well.

Interestingly, it sounds like Nintendo assisted 13AM Games in getting these cameos into Runbow. Creative director and designer Alex Rushdy spoke with Nintendo Life about how the Big N ended up getting involved, as well as the partnerships with the other indies in general:

We owe some of that gratitude to Nintendo. We came up with a wishlist of developers that we love and admire, and Nintendo helped facilitate conversations with about 90% of the list. From the get go we wanted Runbow, our first game, to be a celebration of games we love and the spirit of community that local multiplayer games inspire. We’re pretty lucky to be here in Toronto where the indie scene is so supportive of one another. It was the kind of atmosphere and attitude we wanted to bring back to the industry when we got started, so we just started asking people if they wanted to join the run. The really humbling thing is when that 90% of the list started responding and saying they’d like to work with us. We feel incredibly lucky.


Runbow features guest appearances from a bunch of other indie titles. The lineup includes Rusty from SteamWorld Dig, Shovel Knight from Yacht Club’s indie hit, and plenty more.

13AM Games spoke about how these collaborations came to be in an interview with Toronto GameDevs. The studio explained:

It all started at IndieCade 2014, where Nintendo invited us to demo our game. At the event, our booth was next to developers like Yacht Club Games and Ronimo Games. Our character at the time, Hue, had a pretty similar facial structure to Shovel Knight and the we jokingly asked if we could throw him in our game. After hearing the idea out loud, both sides realized it was actually an interesting proposition. They agreed and we used this show of faith and a little help from Nintendo to reach out and contact as many indie Wii U developers we could. Due to the awesome nature of indie developers, we received a bunch of positive feedback and quickly assembled a pretty large cast of interesting characters. From there, it was just on our artist’s to realize these other characters in our art style and make them all work, and I think they nailed it.

Runbow is due out sometime in Q3. No specific release date yet, though we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something on that front.


Engadget put up a new interview with a couple of folks from 13AM Games. The site spoke with Dave Proctor and Alex Rushdy, who are developing Runbow for Wii U.

You can read up on what Proctor and Rushdy said below with topics including talk of releasing Runbow on Wii U and the term “indie”. Check out Engadget’s original piece here.

The folks over at 13AM Games are popping up on Twitch’s E3 stream to show off Runbow in about 10 minutes. You can check out the live stream after the break.

13AM Games published a new trailer for Runbow today in celebration of E3 2015. The video reveals a couple of new modes – specifically online multiplayer and Adventure Mode.

Runbow’s online functionality will allow players to participate in nine-player multiplayer even if friends aren’t nearby. Adventure Mode, on the other hand, features over 140 challenges and collectible medals for special unlockables. Players will be presented with the task of defeating the evil Satura and saving the world.

It was also announced today that Runbow will be a part of Nintendo’s new “[email protected] Program”. Details about this limited time demo can be found here.

Watch Runbow’s E3 2015 trailer below.

Rusty from SteamWorld Dig is appearing in the indie Wii U game Runbow as one of several guest characters. In an interview with Nintendo Okie, Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson explained how Rusty made it into the title.

He said:

Dave Proctor, one of the splendid guys at 13am, simply shot me an email and asked. In the indie community it doesn’t have to be harder than that. That doesn’t mean that we automatically agree to everything. But he sent a gameplay video, and I thought Runbow looked really cool. We then met for beer and Mexican food in San Francisco during GDC and had a wonderful time. I hope Runbow does really well, and that 13am continues to be successful.

Continuing on the topic of collaborations, Sigurgeirsson also said that he’d be open to having Rusty appear in a Renegade Kid title.

As Sigurgeirsson stated:

There’s this very cool guy called Jools Whatsham, who runs Renegade Kid. He’s always been nice and helpful. I wouldn’t mind Rusty appearing in one of their games. We’ll see if that’ll ever happen.


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