Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Might Get A PlayStation Vita Version

By Kris . October 7, 2012 . 12:00pm

We recently had the chance to speak with Gaijin Games founders, Alex Neuse and Mike Roush, about their upcoming sequel to running-platformer, Bit. Trip Runner, titled Runner 2. During our chat, Neuse revealed to us that the game is being considered for release on PlayStation Vita.


Runner 2 is being published on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network (for PlayStation 3) by Aksys Games, but Gaijin plan to publish the Wii U version of the game themselves.


“The original Runner 2 plan was to release on PSN and XBLA, and Aksys were up for it,” Neuse shared. “We asked if they wanted to be involved with the Wii U and Vita versions, and they said, ‘Not really…’ It’s just as simple as that, they just weren’t really into it, and that’s fine. So we decided to do it on our own!”


“I didn’t know there was a Vita version,” I replied.


“We’re not sure if there will be, but if there will be, we’ll probably be doing it,” Neuse answered. Mike Roush added with a laugh: “We are telling everyone that there is going to be.”

  • malek86

    Mmh, I wonder why Aksys didn’t want to publish the Wii U and (eventual) PSV versions. I might have expected them to relish the chance to try and get a presence on the system early on. 

    • They probably expected bad sales. It’s understanable on Vita but since the Bit.Trip series is tied to Nintendo platforms you’d think they have a bit more faith in the Wii U version.

      I know technically Runner2 isn’t a Bit.Trip games but..come on. Anyways, the more platforms this is playable on the better.

  • Roubjon

    Um, yes please?  I loved the first one and would buy the crap out of this. 

  • Make it so

  • Always nice to see more games for the Vita.

  • HassanJamal

    I welcome this game if it ever comes out for ps vita!

  • Aisioux

    This game can “Run” to my Vita any time!

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