The stylish rhythm-driven brawler is already available for Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S.
Yesterday's Xbox Developer_Direct live stream brought a pleasant surprise – the announcement of a new full game that players could download and play just a few hours after the show ended. Tango Gameworks, the studio behind Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo, presented a rhythm-action game Hi-Fi Rush that came out for Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S and is also available through Game Pass on these platforms.
In Hi-Fi Rush, you play as a wannabe rockstar Chai who together with his ragtag team of allies fights against an evil tech megacorp using rhythm-amplified combat. After Chai's heart was mistakenly fused to a music player following a weird corporate experiment, he gets the ability to feel the rhythm of the world in sync with the game's soundtrack, so everything – from your attacks and enemy attacks to environmental obstacles and cutscenes – is synchronized with the beat of the music.
Developers note that players are not forced to follow the beat, however, they will be rewarded with powerful combo moves and finishers for keeping in time with the music.
The game features an anime-inspired cel-shaded look, a comedic tone throughout, and an original soundtrack that is complemented by licensed tracks for boss battles featuring artists such as The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Number Girl, Wolfgang Gartner, The Joy Formidable, and Zwan.
Tango Gameworks announced Hi-Fi Rush with a trailer showcasing how everything in the game moves to the beat – you can check it above or by visiting Bethesda's YouTube channel.
The title became available on the storefronts a few hours ago and so far it has had a warm reception. At the time of writing the game has 238 reviews on Steam, with 99% of them being positive.
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