The next game from Tango Gameworks is Hi-Fi Rusha commitment to action and rhythm developed exclusively for Xbox Series X | S, which goes on sale tonight, January 25.
Announced during the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct presentation, its trailer reveals an art style that draws directly from the comics, with original melodies and rhythm-based combat moves. Tango Gameworks will release the game today, which will be included in Game Pass, and is in turn scheduled to hit digital stores a few hours after the presentation ends.
Hi-Fi Rush’s rhythm-based gameplay affects every aspect of its world. As players, we will assume the role of Chai, an aspiring star of rock, the victim of a strange corporate experiment that allows him to feel the rhythm of the world to the beat of the game’s soundtrack. So everything: both attacks, enemies, obstacles and scenes, happens to the rhythm of the music.
But Tango assures that it is not a punitive rhythm game. You can jump, dodge, parry and attack using any button, these will automatically sync with the beat of the music, but if you manage to keep the timing right, you’ll either deal more damage or rack up powerful combos. Chai’s partner is 808, a small robot cat who follows him around and provides a slight visual aid for less-accustomed players to keep up with the tempo. More accessibility options are also available.
Although Hi-Fi Rush has its own original soundtrack, it also features licensed music for boss battles de artistas como Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, The Joy Formidable, Number Girl, Wolfgang Gartner y Zwan.
Tango Gameworks, Japanese studio known above all for The Evil Withinwas part of Xbox’s acquisition of Zenimax in 2021. Its most recent release is Ghostwire: Tokyoof which we said that it relies on the talent of Kenji Kimura to offer something different and refreshing within the studio’s catalog.
Hi-Fi Rush has been part of a direct that has also included Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport and other games. You can find all the videos shown during the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct here.