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Runner 2 trailer sprints to the finish ahead of tomorrow's launch

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I had a complicated relationship with the original Bit.Trip Runner, both really enjoying it and being hopelessly frustrated by it at the same time. The last few levels caused more vitriolic cursing than any other game I can recall. The sequel, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, is released tomorrow. Yay?

Just imagine that trailer with a continuous stream of expletives and you'll have a fairly good idea of what to expect.

Runner 2 features five new worlds, offering 120 levels of increasingly difficult rhythm platforming. Pre-orderers can expect a free copy of the first game, as well as some sporty new trainers for TF2's Scout. Alternatively, the Game Music Bundle is currently running a deal offering Runner 2's soundtrack, the six previous Bit.Trip soundtracks and the game for $20.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.