Hi-Fi rush is a rhythm action game in which the aim is to time attacks to the beat in order to do more damage.
“You play as Chai, a wannabe rockstar and victim of a corporate experiment who can feel the rhythm of the world, pulsing to the game’s soundtrack,” according to the game’s reveal video.
“Hi-Fi Rush features a killer mixtape of both licensed and original songs to tap your toes (or if you prefer, bang your head) to, each synced to their own levels in the game,” a press release adds.
“The maladjusted megacorp after Chai would sooner swallow nails than let a single supposed defect ruin their bottom line.
“With the help of some newfound allies, however, Chai may just have what it takes to rumble his way up the corporate ladder, with each department culminating in a cinematic face-off with its boss – complete with their own musical track.”
In addition to the base Hi-Fi Rush game, a Deluxe Edition is also available to purchase, which adds:
- Two Chai outfits*
- Seven bonus Chai t-shirts
- 808-Themed Guitar Skin
- 808 Alternate Skin
- 20,000 Gears for unlocking combat skills and other upgrades. (Note: Gears are obtained through combat and exploration in-game and not available as a purchasable currency.)
Last year, Tango Gameworks founder Shinji Mikami first said he wanted the Ghostwire Tokyo developer to work on smaller and non-horror games in the future.
Speaking in an issue of Famitsu the veteran game developer said that he wanted people to stop associating the studio with a single genre, and that there were plans to make non-horror games in the future.
“I hope to eventually change the image that Tango Gameworks currently has,” Mikami explained in the interview. “At the moment, we are still seen as a studio that specialises only in survival horror.
“Of course, it’s nice to have fans think of us as a studio with a reputation for developing survival horror games. But we also want to be viewed as a studio that can create a wider variety of games. We will be releasing more and more new games in the future, starting with Ghostwire: Tokyo, so please give us your support.”