Indie developer Gaijin Games shared this preview image for the next entry to its Bit.Trip WiiWare series, Bit.Trip Runner. Unlike the studio's previous music-based games like Beat, Core, Void, this one appears to have a more traditional concept, featuring series star Commander Video in what looks like a 2D platformer (which makes sense with the Runner title).

Considering Gaijin's eccentric catalog and the giant blocky fish on the monitor, maybe it's not so traditional after all! Hopefully, we'll hear more details about the game's features and release date soon -- I'm also anxious to find out what chiptune artist the developer will feature this time around, as previous Bit.Trip titles included music from performers like Nullsleep and Bit Shifter.

As for the Xbox 360 controller shown at the bottom right corner, Gaijin reassures fans that it isn't jumping to Microsoft's console for Bit.Trip Runner. No, the developer says the controller was simply left on the desk after another play session. Still, it would be interesting to see the series brought to Xbox Live Indie Games...

[Via Destructoid]