Bit.Trip Fate traces a line towards Steam in time for the Summer Sale

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In a last minute dash, Commander Video has slipped into Steam with a PC port of the fifth game in the Bit.Trip series, just moments before the digital behemoth closed its doors and launched the Summer Sale. Good thing he's been working out recently. Bit.Trip Fate takes classic schmups as its inspiration, repurposing the side-scrolling shooters in a musically-charged, faux-retro style.

Here's the video:

Thanks to the sale, the typically tough bullet dodging side-scroller is currently 50% off.

While the PC release of the Bit.Trips has been sporadic and out of order, we're now only one game short of the full collection: the series' finale Bit.Trip Flux.