"BIT.TRIP Presents... RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien" is the sequel to RUNNER in the BIT.TRIP series.

It is the return of Commander Video. However it is not in a retro form (save for the hidden retro levels) and takes place between RUNNER and FATE. A large addition from the original RUNNER is checkpoints.

It is available on Mac and PC via Steam, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3. The official(?) site is here.


BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien takes place directly after BIT.TRIP RUNNER and right before BIT.TRIP FATE. As Commander Video and his friends are chasing Timbletot into the Hyper Sphere, Timbletot shoots them with a Reality Unfusion Beam. Commander Video, shielding his allies gets teleported to an unknown dimension. After thinking about his situation he decides to move on and goes to the Welkin Wonderland. After beating Timbletot in the Welkin Wonderland, he begins to fall to the planet below and ends up in the Emerald Brine. Once Timbletot is defeated in the Emerald Brine, Commander Video than makes his way into a forest called The Supernature. Defeating Timbletot once again he finds his way underground to the Mounting Sadds. Defeating Timbletot a fourth time, he finds a portal which takes him back to a place similar to his home dimension, The BIT.TRIP. After beating Timbletot for one more final time Commander Video leaves The BIT.TRIP and returns to his friends literally one frame later where no time has passed for them, while it has been 15 months for Commander Video.

Playable CharactersEdit

Playable characters include

  • Commander Video
  • Commandgirl Video
  • Unkle Dill 
  • Whetfart Cheeseburger
  • Reverse Merman
  • Captain Video
  • Retro Commander Video (Effects on him are exactly like BIT.TRIP RUNNER)

Along with new unlockable costumes for all characters except for Retro Commander Video.


All modes that appeared in BIT.TRIP RUNNER appear here as well, with the notable exception of Nether. Multipliers are the same too in both games.


Upon preordering before the 26th on Steam, players would recieve the game, 10% off, along with a copy of BIT.TRIP RUNNER that can be gifted or kept for yourself. It also included a free Genuine-quality pair of boots based on CommanderVideo's for Team Fortress 2.


Bit Trip Runner 2 recieved very positive reviews ranging from 8 to 10s. Its Metascore is 85.