Runbow E3 2016 Feature

Runbow @ E3 2016

NOTE: This post will be updated with new information throughout the week as it comes.

This post contains the E3 2016 news about the indie game Runbow by 13AM Games.



– Nighthawk Interactive is publishing retail versions of Runbow
– Runbow Deluxe on Wii U
– Runbow Pocket Deluxe on New 3DS
– Shantae is being added as a playable character at no extra cost

More details in the official announcement below:

EDISON, New Jersey – June 13, 2016 – Nighthawk Interactive has revealed it will bring independent developer 13AM Games’ party platformer Runbow Deluxe to Nintendo’s Wii U system and Runbow Pocket Deluxe to the New Nintendo 3DS hand-held system later this year. An updated release of the original Runbow, these new versions include all of the DLC launched for the game since it debuted last year on Wii U, including a new story adventure, levels, costumes, characters and more.

Runbow Deluxe on Wii U supports competitive multiplayer for up to nine players locally and online and comes with a bonus download for the game’s two-volume original soundtrack.

Runbow Pocket Deluxe takes all the fun of Runbow on the go with new StreetPass functionality for exchanging information, like favorite character and best Bowhemoth run time. It also comes with an exclusive theme download for New Nintendo 3DS.

Bursting with hundreds of stages, Runbow is a fast and frantic action game featuring multiple gameplay modes and a uniquely challenging mechanic in which platforms and obstacles in the environment appear and disappear in tune with shifts in the world’s color palette. The game is drawn with colorful art design inspired by 1960s animation and includes playable guest characters like Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight), Juan (Guacamelee!), Drifter (Hyper Light Drifter), CommanderVideo and CommandgirlVideo (BIT.TRIP RUNNER), Max (Mutant Mudds Super Challenge), Gunvolt (Azure Striker Gunvolt) and many more, including the just-announced addition of Shantae (Shantae Half-Genie Hero).


Facts Sheet

Runbow Facts Sheet

E3 2016 Trailer


Artwork and Screenshots



Nintendo Life – Covers adjusting Runbow to the New 3DS, and the Shantae collaboration.