Bit.Trip Fate, the fifth release in Gaijin Games' planned six-game series, releases on WiiWare today, this time dropping CommanderVideo into an side-scrolling shoot'em up with a twist: the game is played on-rails, and you'll need to ride back and forth on a predetermined line to dodge shots.

From Nintendo's description:

"CommanderVideo will need a little help from the friends he made in BIT.TRIP RUNNER to thwart the Mingrawn Timbletot, who has mutated the world into an ugly technological nightmare. Join forces with the Junior Melchkin, CommandgirlVideo and others to increase CommanderVideo's power and save the world.

Whether you play in single-player mode or team up with a co-pilot, you'll need a steady hand to navigate the vibe and aim your blasters at the twisted souls out to destroy you."

You can grab it for 800 points today on WiiWare. You don't need to play the past four titles -- Bit.Trip Beat, Bit.Trip Core, Bit.Trip Void, and Bit.Trip Runner -- to understand what's going on, but you should grab them anyway as they're all really fun games!

[Via GamerBytes]