BIT.TRIP.RUN! launches for real this time on iOS, available now

By Ewan Miller, Friday, 1 November 2013 03:38 GMT

If you too were frustrated by last week’s tease of Gaijin Games’ BIT.TRIP.RUN!, a port of BIT.TRIP. RUNNER 2: Future Legend of the Rhythm Alien to iPhone and iPad. It’s up here, for real this time, on the App Store, priced at just $4 or your regional equivilent and promises 3 “Gorgeous Worlds”, 40 costumes across eight characters and 55 levels all up.

So this is probably a bit unfair, but in the age of marketers going on their own Metacritic page and leaving user reviews, we’re all a bit suspicious. On the game’s store page there’s already several reviews, all of which are five stars. Bit Trip Runner’s a pretty good game, nothing wrong there. However the game only just came out earlier today and we already have this review by user CommanderVideo:

“Excellent new Version of a Great Game!

I loved the fun worlds of Runner2, and this new version has all the charm of the console and PC/Mac version, yet feels totally perfect for the unique input methods of iOS devices. If you’re a fan, this game is a must-have. If you’re new to BIT.TRIP, be careful! This game will get you hooked on CommanderVideo and all of his crazy adventures!”

Does that read like PR with some deliberate grammatical mistakes to anyone else? Perhaps I’m being unfair on some guy or gal who just really likes the series. What do you guys think?

Thanks, Joystiq.

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