Shinji Mikami-led Tango Gameworks on Wednesday announced Hi-Fi Rush – a new rhythm-action game – during Xbox Developer Direct. The game has been described as a ‘unique rhythm-action experience where the world moves to the beat’. It will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Store, Steam and Epic Games Store.
The 45 minute-event from Xbox and Bethesda studios announced the release date and a new PVP gameplay preview for Minecraft Legends, and the release date for Arcane Austin’s eagerly-awaited vampire shooter Redfall.
“Hi-Fi Rush is also available to all Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members,” Xbox said.
“All killer, no filler: Hi-Fi RUSH is available TODAY!” Tango Gameworks posted on social media.
The trailer, revealed on Wednesday, showed a comic-like artstyle, fancy tunes and rhythm-based movement and combat.
It's time to fight back—TO THE MUSIC! 🎵
— Tango Gameworks (EN) (@TangoGameworks) January 25, 2023
You are a victim of a corporate experiment. Your goal is to fight back against the corporation.
“As wannabe rockstar Chai, you’ll fight back against a sinister robotics enhancement conglomerate using rhythm-amplified combat where everything – from the motion in the environment to the blows of combat – is synced to the music. Raise your guitar high and feel the beat in this utterly all-new title from Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within® and Ghostwire®: Tokyo. (We were surprised, too!),” Xbox added.
The game revolves around its anime-inspired cel-shaded look, its non-stop humor, and a fusion of both licensed and original music. Streamers don’t have to worry about copyright violations as there’s an alternate audio mode to keep the soundtrack legal during broadcasts.
The game will be available for Xbox series X/S and Windows PCs through the Epic Games store, Microsoft Store and Steam. It is also available through Game Pass on these platforms. Tango Gameworks has already released the game, including on Xbox Game Pass, you can install it right now if you want to.