Looks like the leaks were true! Tango Gameworks just announced a new game called Hi-Fi Rush, and even more surprisingly, the game is set to release on the same day as its announcement!
Hi-Fi Rush is an action rhythm game featuring music-based combat. Unlike other music-based action games, you don’t actually have to sync to the beat to take down enemies, but you’re rewarded for it. Here is the official trailer for the game:
Hi-Fi Rush was actually leaked last year, when the official title appeared online. We also received more recent confirmation yesterday via respected leaker billbil-kun.
Below are the features of the game through the The official Steam page:
Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his crew of ragtag allies rebel against an evil tech megacorp with a frenetic beatdown! From Tango Gameworks, the studio that brought you The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo (no, really) comes Hi-Fi RUSH, an all-new action game where the characters, the world and the combat are stylishly synchronized to the music!
Live against the world
Titled ‘Damaged’ after a questionable corporate experiment accidentally fuses a music player into his heart, Hai must now fight for his freedom in a slick animated world where everything – platforming puzzles, enemy attacks and even the colorful rampage and rant – is in sync with being in.
Open the mosh pit!
Take on armies of corporate drones (read: real robots) in satisfying, up-tempo combat. Time your moves for flashy Beats, tough special abilities, and even combo attacks with your allies! Want to show off? Go further and get into the beat to boost your skills and earn those coveted S-rank scores.
Rudy rebels against evil bosses
Lead a group of colorful team members and take the fight to the heart of a heartless corporation. Take on the boss of every department, from production to marketing to finance, each one more ready to protect the company’s bottom line than the last in great battle sequences accompanied by their own music tracks!
Grab your headphones
Tap your toes to a killer mixtape of original music, as well as songs by Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, The Joy Formidable and more! Want to show off your skills to a live streaming audience? Don’t worry: Hi-Fi RUSH includes a streamer-friendly alternate audio mode to prevent you from streaming copyrighted music.
Since the game was announced for launch on the same day as its announcement, you’ll be able to play it later tonight (January 25th)! The game will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and of course, Game Pass.