This evening, January 25, 2023, the Xbox Developer_Direct was aired, a new event from Microsoft’s gaming division that presented the latest news for PC and consoles. One of the announcements of the evening was about Hi-Fi RUSH, the new game from Tango Gameworks, makers of The Evil Within. The game is Available today on PC and Xbox Series X|S, including via Xbox Game Pass. The game is completely in Italian. The game costs €29.99 in the basic version.
Hi-Fi RUSH is a third person musical action game with cel-shaded graphics. The moves and attacks help create an “interactive soundtrack”. If you follow the rhythm of the attacks, the better the attacks and skills connect. The fights can be challenging even if you are not good at following the rhythm, but doing so will reward you with more powerful shots and special moves.
We are Chai, an aspiring rock star who is the victim of a bizarre experiment by a company that gave him the ability to perceive the rhythm of the entire world, as if it were a soundtrack (and it is, for the players). In fact, music and the game world go hand in hand: for example, a platform moves according to the background beat. Following the action on the screen will be just as important as listening to the soundtrack.
Chai will have the support of a number of personages very particular ones that will allow him to expand his moves, both during and out of combat. For example, Peppermint will be able to destroy barriers and lift enemies into the air, while Macaron will destroy enemies’ armor and knock them back. Hi-Fi RUSH will let us explore various environments, each with its own unique rock-themed music. We will also have a series of bosses to face.
There official description reads: “Branded as “defective” after a shady experiment conducted on him by a corporation accidentally caused his heart to fuse with a music player, Chai must now fight for freedom in an ever-changing world where everything From platforming puzzles to enemy attacks and even colorful banter, it follows the beat.”.
“Take on the corporate drone armies (real robots) in satisfying combat, made even more intense by the pace. Tune your moves to the music to perform flashy GO SO’s, sure-hit special abilities, and even combo attacks with those of your allies! Do you want to get noticed? Exaggerate and use the pace to amplify your skills and earn those coveted S-rated scores.”CopyAMP code
“Lead a team of colorful fellows and get to strike at the heart of an enemy corporation… without a heart. Get ready to face the heads of every department, including production, marketing, accounting and the growing motivation with which they defend the top of the company in the incredible fight sequences, each with its own dedicated song!”
“Get swept up in a playlist of original songs, plus those from Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, The Joy Formidable and more! Want to showcase your skills live in front of a streamed audience? Fear not – Hi-Fi RUSH includes an alternate sound mode where licensed songs are replaced with original tracks created especially for Hi-Fi RUSH.”