Runner3 has been in development for a while, but it looks like this amazing side-scroller, which boasts the voice talents of Super Mario legend Charles Martinet, is on its way to release. The devs updated fans this week with news on the title's official submission to Nintendo, and what they expect (or hope) to do next.
The game's developers took to their devlog to inform players that if Nintendo were to fully approve, the game wouldn't just be coming to the platform in digital format (as planned) -- it would be set for a physical release, too. "If they test the game and confirm it's suitable for release, we'll be able to get the ball rolling on sending the physical version of the game to the manufacturer for printing," the team wrote. "In other words, we are very close to finally getting Runner3 into your hands. I know we've said this before, but we are truly in the home stretch here!"
Unfortunately, until this approval happens (or doesn't -- but hopefully it does), the developers can't determine an official release date for the game. "We know how eager many of you are to hear a release date from us. Trust us, we're just as eager to share one with you," the blog post reads. "But as exciting as it is for the game to be in Nintendo's hands finally, it also means the ball is currently in their court. Once their testing has concluded, however, we'll be able to get things rolling on the physical version and figure out when the release date will be. "
Runner 3 is the third installment in the BIT.TRIP.RUNNER franchise, which kicked off back in 2010. The arcade-style side scroller is an exciting rhythm game that gets harder with every beat. For now, fans of the franchise will have to wait just a little while longer -- butat the very least, the future looks bright, and the devs seem like they're hopeful they'll get approval.