Bit.Trip Saga

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Bit.Trip Saga
Bit. Trip Saga NA Cover.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Gaijin Games
Series Bit.Trip
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • NA: September 13, 2011[1]
  • JP: July 10, 2013
  • EU: March 16, 2012[2]
Genre(s) Music, various
Mode(s) Single-player

Bit.Trip Saga (stylized as BIT.TRIP SAGA) is a retro-style music video game developed by Gaijin Games and published by Aksys Games for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console. It was released on September 13, 2011 in North America and in Europe on Rising Star Games on March 16, 2012. It is a compilation of all six downloadable video games released for the Nintendo Wii's WiiWare service, including Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip Void, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Fate, and Bit.Trip Flux.


All six of the Bit.Trip titles support the Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic 3D visual effects. All of the games feature "simple graphics" and "challenging gameplay tied to a soundtrack of Atari 2600-like bleeps".[3]


Bit.Trip Saga was announced on April 28, 2011 in a press release by Aksys Games, its publisher. Gaijin Games, which, along with Aksys, were responsible for the creation of all the Bit.Trip titles included in this collection, which included Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip Void, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Fate, and Bit.Trip Flux.[3]

Pre-release reception[edit]

The release of all six Bit.Trip games in one collection has garnered excitement from journalists.[4][5] Kotaku's Michael McWhertor wrote that its numerous features would make it "worth the cost/wait".[3] GameZone's David Sanchez wrote that "Bit.Trip Saga will be a worthwhile purchase for indie gamers and fans of all-around awesome games".[6]


  1. ^ Karlie Yeung (June 25, 2011). "Bit.Trip Compilation Titles Release Date Announced". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
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  3. ^ a b c Mcwhertor, Michael. "The Entire Bit.Trip Saga Is Coming To Nintendo 3DS". Kotaku. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Clark, Matt. "'Bit.Trip Saga' On 3DS To Include All Six 'Bit.Trip' Games". MTV Multiplayer. Viacom International. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Chris. "Today in Gaming – 4/28/11: Diablo III Nearing Completion, Wii 2 Won't Abandon Buttons". Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sanches, David. "News NewsSeptember 27, 2011 Bit.Trip Saga Headed to 3DS". GameZone. Retrieved January 20, 2012.