Bit.Trip Saga is a Shooting game available on the 3DS. It can be played in Singleplayer Competitive modes.
Bit.Trip Saga is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.
Bit.Trip Saga can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Bit.Trip Saga can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Bit.Trip Saga will bring the full Bit.Trip family to Nintendo's new console. Of most interest is how the games accommodate touch screen controls and whether any additional content will be included.
Bit.Trip games were originally developed by Gaijin Games for WiiWare and more recently the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Each game features Commander Video's (of Super Meat Boy fame) attempts to save the universe. But more than any narrative similarity it is the bright disco visuals and rhythm-action gameplay that unites these titles.
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