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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Choice Provisions
Release Date: May 22, 2018

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'Runner3' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2018 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT

Runner3 is the next chapter in the Bit.Trip Runner series and continues the endless platforming adventures of the stoic, unflappable Commander Video.

With each step and each driving beat, the “hero in high tops” must advance through the numerous colorful and challenging worlds in rhythm with the game’s infectious soundtrack. Runner3 includes some surprising new features, like branching paths, item shops and vehicles that CommanderVideo can use to get from one area to another as well as new playable characters, new gameplay modes, new moves and an assortment of Hero Quests and Retro Challenges.

Runner3 follows in the flamboyant footsteps of its predecessors with level after level of auto-running fun. You’ll jump, slide, kick, bounce and boogie your way past enemies and obstacles in an effort to stop the terrible, treacherous, troublemaking Timbletot!

Dauntless dashing, however, is only the beginning. As you rush past giant foodstuffs, through haunted amusement parks and across industrial landscapes, you’ll ride creatures and vehicles (including a mine cart, a giant grub and…a flying eggplant!?), explore branching paths, snag collectibles, earn new outfits and battle quirky bosses. And the courageous commander isn’t alone—CommandgirlVideo gets in on the action too, as do numerous friends, top-secret guest stars and Dave. And let’s not forget the trusty Narrator, Mr. Charles Martinet (who’s best known as the voice actor for a certain Koopa-stomping video-game hero, you know which one we’re talking about).

But wait, there’s more! In addition to regular stages and so-tough-your-head-might-explode challenge stages, the game features three worlds’ worth of retro-style platforming levels, complete with boss encounters—if you have the skills to unlock them.

Key Features:

  • Players run and jump through each wacky world, punctuating the beat of the game’s infectious soundtrack with every step.
  • Optional branching paths lead to new areas that can be explored by adventure seekers and completionists.
  • In certain sequences, characters are able to command vehicles (like a flying eggplant!) in order to advance from one part of the level to another.
  • Additional playable characters, including CommandgirlVideo, enhance the story and the platforming adventure options.
  • The game introduces several new additions to the series, including Hero Quests, Retro Challenges, an item shop, new collectibles and more!
  • Features the voice acting talents of Charles Martinet, the legendary voice of Mario

Runner3 is coming to Switch and PC on May 22, and you can pre-order the physical Switch release online at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Target.! The physical version will retail for $39.99 and come with an OST sampler, a light-up PVC character strap, a full-color instruction booklet, and a reversible cover. The digital version will retail for $29.99.

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