Aksys Games and developer Gaijin Games unveil Bit.Trip Bit, a rhythm action game that takes retro past the Nintendo Entertainment System, landing squarely in Atari 2600 territory.
Bit.Trip Beat is an upcoming WiiWare title that takes the age-old concept of a paddle and balls and mixes in some of the latest Chiptune music in order to create a game that looks, from the trailer on their website, like it would be an absolute blast to play.
"The Gaijin Games team wanted to make a game that used the tools of today to inspire the fun of yesterday. Our goal was to make a game that was as simple in gameplay as the games of the early 80s and equally as fun—even though gamers' tastes have changed over the years," continues Alex Neuse, Designer of Gaijin Games. "And let's face it, sometimes a really good video game is just awesome. We hope you enjoy BIT.TRIP BEAT."
Before you comment, be sure to head over to http://aksysgames.com/bittripbeat to check out the tiny trailer they've got running on the front page. That right there is a game I could see myself playing for a good long time. No fancy graphics, no orchestral soundtrack. Just me, some coloured blocks, and a scoreboard.
Well, unless of course I have some friends around, seeing as the title will support multiplayer. It just sounded much cooler that way.
AKSYS GAMES ANNOUNCES BIT.TRIP BEAT
Once again, getting the high score is all that matters in life
Torrance, CA (January 13, 2009) - Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to unveil BIT.TRIP BEAT exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by Gaijin Games, BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the first adventure of Commander Video. Using the Wii Remote™, players will test their twitch skills as they battle through a retro-esque universe, familiar to the old generation and yet reinvented for the new.
BIT.TRIP BEAT STORY
Everything comes from something. We were before we became. From life comes rhythm, and from rhythm comes life. We are beings of information. Everything is a conduit for learning. We communicate in bits and bytes. And we will return to something once we become nothing; after our BIT.TRIP is complete. "BIT.TRIP BEAT is a crazy mix of 80s aesthetics and modern game design," states Michael Manzanares, Producer of Aksys Games. "It's challenging, yet fair, and completely addicting."
"The Gaijin Games team wanted to make a game that used the tools of today to inspire the fun of yesterday. Our goal was to make a game that was as simple in gameplay as the games of the early 80s and equally as fun—even though gamers' tastes have changed over the years," continues Alex Neuse, Designer of Gaijin Games. "And let's face it, sometimes a really good videogame is just awesome. We hope you enjoy BIT.TRIP BEAT."
Key Features: · Bring Back That Loving Feeling BIT.TRIP BEAT brings back the classic arcade-style gameplay where getting the high score matters!
· Pixel Blocks For The Win Keeping the arcade-style gameplay isn't enough, BIT.TRIP BEAT sports a unique retro-inspired art style that will stimulate your senses.
· Old School Tunes Who said old-school 8-bit music was out? BIT.TRIP BEAT bumps the latest chiptune music to keep the action fresh!
· Friends Can Play Too! Can't beat a level? No problem, BIT.TRIP BEAT allows 2 to 4 player co-op mode! But don't think that makes it any easier...
BIT.TRIP BEAT has not been rated by the ESRB. More information about Aksys Games and BIT.TRIP BEAT can be found at www.aksysgames.com/bittripbeat . Nintendo trademarks used under licence. WIiWare is avaialble through the Wii console.