Bit.Trip Saga brings all six of CommanderVideo's adventures together on 3DS

Gaijin Games and publisher Aksys have revealed what those pseudo-cryptic Bit.Trip teasers were about: a retail collection of all six Bit.Trip games on 3DS, called Bit.Trip Saga.

Saga contains Bit.Trip Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate and Flux, all of which have been updated with 3D effects. Because staring at Bit.Trip Beat for 15 minutes didn't already effectively pull you into a trance state! The announcement offers no indication of how the motion-based controls in Beat will work, other than that they're "ultra-precise."
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*Prepare for the BIT.TRIP SAGA in 3D!*

TORRANCE (ALTERNATE REALITY), Calif. – April 28, 2011 – Aksys
Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased
to officially announce that a compilation of the BIT.TRIP series is
coming to the Nintendo 3DS™ system All six BIT.TRIP games are
transformed into 3D, morphing into a single entity called /BIT.TRIP
SAGA/. Experience the crushing difficulty of the rhythmic galaxies and
ride along the long journey with CommanderVideo as he completes his
mission and returns...home.

"I am only a man." -CommanderVideo

BIT.TRIP SAGA includes:

FATE, and BIT.TRIP FLUX ... in 3D!

- BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the beginning of CommanderVideo's epic journey
of the soul with:

o Crazy boss battles!
o Ultra-precise controls!
o A Crazy Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Bit Shifter!
o Classic gameplay with brain-melting visuals!
o Intriguing cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP CORE is the second installment in CommanderVideo's soul
quest with:

o Beautiful boss battles!
o Classic NES-style controls!
o A thumpin' Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune Guest Star Bubblyfish!
o Mind-melting challenges!
o Revealing cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP VOID continues CommanderVideo's epic journey with:

o Mid-level checkpoints!
o Epic boss battles!
o A rockin' Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Nullsleep!
o Synaesthetic music/art/gameplay interaction!
o Hyper-realistic retro cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP RUNNER marks the first fully character-based adventure for
CommanderVideo with:

o Rhythm-based action platforming!
o Boss battles against robotic terrors!
o 50+ challenges!
o Classic NES-style controls!
o A pounding Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Anamanaguchi!
o New friends for CommanderVideo!

- The BIT.TRIP series comes full-circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX:
CommanderVideo's final adventure.

o New power-ups including the full screen paddle!
o New beat types including Avoid Blobs!
o Mid-level checkpoints!
o Classic BIT.TRIP BEAT gameplay now with all the modes including the
new Meta Mode!
o Bit Shifter returns as the Chiptune guest star!
/ /
/BIT.TRIP SAGA /has not yet been rated by the Entertainment Software
Rating Board (ESRB). More information about Aksys Games and the
/BIT.TRIP series/can be found at


This article was originally published on Joystiq.