Tango Gameworks’ next game, Hi-Fi Rush, a rhythm adventure game in development exclusively for Xbox Series X|S, launches tonight.
Revealed at the Xbox Developer_Direct Showcase, the trailer revealed a bombastic comic book-like art style, original songs, and rhythm-based movement and combat. Tango Gameworks is releasing the game today, including the Game Pass release. It will hit the digital store a few hours after the showcase ends.
Hi-Fi Rush’s rhythm-based gameplay influences every aspect of its world. Playing as Chai, his wannabe rock star, you become the victim of a strange corporate experiment that allows you to feel the rhythm of the world to the beat of the game’s soundtrack. So everything: your attacks, enemy attacks, obstacles, cutscenes, everything happens to the beat of the music.
But Tango assures you that this is not a punishing rhythm game. You can use any button to jump, dodge, parry, and attack, and they automatically sync to the beat of the music, but if you can keep the rhythm right, you can do more damage or Chai’s companion, 808, a tiny robotic cat, provides light visual aids to help players keep their rhythm. Also, more accessibility options are available.
Hi-Fi Rush has its own original soundtrack, but we have licensed music for boss fights from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, The Joy Formidable, Number Girl, Wolfgang Gartner, and Zwan. I’m here.
Hi-Fi Rush – Xbox Dev Direct
Tango Gameworks, the Japanese studio best known for The Evil Within, was part of Xbox’s 2021 acquisition of Zenimax. Its latest release is Ghostwire: Tokyo, which was praised for bringing Japanese culture and mythology to life.
Hi-Fi Rush was part of a showcase that included Minecraft Legends and more. You can check out all the other info revealed at today’s Xbox Developer-Direct here.
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