Bit.Trip Saga announced for 3DS

April 29, 2011

After a bit of teasing, Aksys Games has officially announced Bit.Trip Saga for 3DS. The card will compile all six of the games in the series, originally released on WiiWare: Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate and Flux. The games have been well-received, both by us and in general, so it should be a promising compilation. 

There’s no date set yet. The full release is after the break.


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:


– 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 seriescan be found at and