Six-part BIT.TRIP series coming to Switch on December 25

WiiWare titles return on Switch.

BIT.TRIP series

QubicGames will release BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP CORE, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, BIT.TRIP FATE, and BIT.TRIP FLUX for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on December 25 for $4.99 each, the publisher announced. Each title originally launched for Wii via the WiiWare service.

Find an overview of each game below.



CommanderVideo’s journey begins in BIT.TRIP BEAT, the first entry in the critically acclaimed and award-winning BIT.TRIP series.

From gameplay to visuals to music and imagination, BIT.TRIP BEAT is inspired by classic games in every way. Get sucked into a whole new world of sights and sounds as you juggle beats and ride the vibe in this modern look at the beginning of it all.

Originally released for the Nintendo Wii in 2009, BIT.TRIP BEAT makes its triumphant return to Nintendo platforms.

Key Features

  • A modern reimagining of classic gameplay!
  • Brain-melting visuals!
  • Crazy boss battles!
  • Intriguing cutscenes!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • A rockin’ chiptune-inspired soundtrack featuring special guest Bit Shifter!



BIT.TRIP CORE marks the second phase of CommanderVideo’s strange and transcendental journey.

Dive controller-first into unfamiliar territory, using NES-style controls to blast your way through a barrage of beats in this rhythm-music adventure.

Key Features

  • Retro-inspired controls!
  • Beautiful boss battles!
  • A thumpin’ chiptune-inspired soundtrack with special guest Bubblyfish!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • Mind-melting challenges!
  • Thought-provoking cutscenes!



The third phase of CommanderVideo’s soul quest begins in BIT.TRIP VOID.

BIT.TRIP VOID is a synesthetic exploration of rhythm and music as they pertain to our everyday lives and moods. In a control scheme brand new to the series, yet wholly familiar to gamers, the player is given complete freedom to move about the screen wherever they desire, interacting with the music in brand new ways. The classic gameplay aesthetic remains, as color—and the absence of color—are explored to the fullest.

Key Features

  • Epic boss battles!
  • A rockin’ chiptune-inspired soundtrack with special guest Nullsleep!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • Synesthetic music/art/gameplay interaction!
  • Hyper-realistic retro cutscenes!



CommanderVideo sprints into the fourth phase of his metaphysical journey in BIT.TRIP RUNNER.

Race across the Moon, kicking down crystal walls and sliding under chomping moon-slugs! Bound through the Robotic Mines and face off against the MinerMech! Dash through the Big City on a quest to find friends and defeat the final boss together!

Key Features

  • Control CommanderVideo as he runs, jumps, kicks, and slides his way to victory!
  • With exciting modern and retro challenges, you can dash your way through more than 50 levels!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • A boppin’ chiptune-inspired soundtrack with special guest Anamanaguchi!
  • Join CommanderVideo in BIT.TRIP RUNNER, his most incredible journey yet!



BIT.TRIP FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series.

CommanderVideo’s journey is nearly complete, but the hardest part has yet to come. Guide our brave hero through a world of twin-stick shooter gameplay, strange and powerful enemies, and environments unlike any you’ve ever seen before.

Key Features

  • Twin-stick shooter gameplay!
  • Collect power-ups to call on CommanderVideo’s friends for powerful shot upgrades!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • Chiptune artist Minusbaby helps set the tone with a special guest appearance!



The BIT.TRIP series comes full circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, the final chapter of CommanderVideo’s soul-searching journey.

Get ready for classic paddle-based gameplay as CommanderVideo returns to the source. Enjoy new challenges presented within the familiar paddle-based gameplay which started the phenomenon known as BIT.TRIP.

Key Features

  • New power-ups including the full-screen paddle!
  • New beat types including Avoid Blobs!
  • Easy, medium, and hard difficulty modes
  • 20 bite-sized challenges separate from the main game
  • Classic BIT.TRIP BEAT gameplay upgraded with the all-new Meta Mode!
  • Bit Shifter returns as the chiptune guest star!

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