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Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks Announce Rhythm Action Game Hi-Fi RUSH for Xbox Series, PC; now available

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Tango Gameworks have announced rhythm action game Hi-Fi RUSH for Xbox Series and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store). It’s available now for $29.99, as well as via Xbox Game Pass.

Get the details below.

About

Hi-Fi RUSH is a single-player rhythm action game from Tango Gameworks, the award-winning studio behind Ghostwire: Tokyo and The evil within. IN Hi-Fi RUSH, the whole world moves in time. Everything from the trees swaying in the environment to every hit landed during battle auto sync to the game’s music with amazing animations.

The player takes on the role of Chai, a free-spirited slacker with rock star ambitions. During a technological procedure to receive a robotic arm, he finds an unexpected “bonus” when his music player is fused into his power unit. If that wasn’t enough, the company behind the experiment labels him a “defect”, making him a target for deactivation. With a team of corporate lords and an army of robots after him, Chai must defend himself through rhythmic combat and the help of a motley crew of allies to take down the company’s ruthless business leaders and escape.

Key features

  • Gameplay that is always in sync – Every element in the world of Hi-Fi RUSH is synced to the game’s soundtrack. Battle sequences perfectly match the rhythm of the music, allowing for gameplay that is not only exciting, but also extremely satisfying. Hi-Fi RUSH is a rhythm action game, with an emphasis on action. A player’s movements are not dictated by the music as in a traditional rhythm game – players have the freedom of a full action game, but inputting actions with the beat amplifies a player’s attacks along with the music.
  • Packed with personalityHi-Fi RUSH features a cast of monstrous characters, each with their own unique personalities and skills to help Chai take on the baddies and turn up the game’s playful tone. Hi-Fi RUSH is unlike anything Tango Gameworks has created before and offers a light-hearted and humorous gameplay experience that everyone can enjoy.
  • Addictive musicHi-Fi RUSH features an energetic and catchy soundtrack of licensed songs ranging from familiar rockers to some inspired cuts that will keep players engaged and headbanging as they play. Both the licensed and original music in Hi-Fi RUSH offers more than just background music with each track matching the pace of that level’s characters, environment, platforming and combat.
  • Dynamic images – From lovingly animated gags to crisp cartoon effects, the visuals in Hi-Fi RUSH are alive and fun. Hi-Fi RUSH‘s visual style not only appeals to a variety of audiences – it’s also easy on gamers’ hardware and doesn’t require an expensive graphics card to look vibrant and stunning on Xbox or PC.
  • Streamer mode – For those who want to live stream Hi-Fi RUSH or post gameplay online, Hi-Fi RUSH offers a Streamer Mode that replaces the game’s licensed tracks with original songs. This mode should allow streamers and content creators to stream and post their gameplay with a low risk of claims, removals and muting. This option is on/off in Gameplay settings. Please note – even if players take these actions, due to forces beyond our control, there is no guarantee that outside parties or software will not interfere with posted content. However, using Streamer Mode is intended to reduce the chances of this happening.

Licensed tracks (not shown in Streamer mode)

  1. Nine Inch Nails – “1,000,000”
  2. Nine Inch Nails – “Perfect Drug”
  3. The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  4. Prodigy – “Invaders Must Die”
  5. The Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
  6. Number Girl – “Inazawa Chainsaw”/li>
  7. Wolfgang Gartner – “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony”
  8. Zwan – “Honestly”

luxury edition

Included in Hi-Fi RUSH Deluxe Edition:

  • Hi-Fi RUSH (base game)
  • Two Chai Outfits*
  • Seven bonus Chai t-shirts
  • 808-themed guitar skin
  • 808 Alternative Skin
  • Gears Starter Pack with 20,000 Gears to unlock combat skills and other upgrades. (Note: Gear is earned through in-game combat and exploration and is not available as a purchase currency.)

*Each of the Chai outfits includes a hairstyle, scarf, jacket, pants and shoes, which can be mixed and matched with T-shirts and guitar skins.

Note: Gear is available immediately after purchase. Players gain access to the other items after beating the opening stage and can change their outfits in the Hideout.

Watch a set of trailers below. See a set of screenshots in the gallery.

Start trailer

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgd4aU56Kig(/embed)

Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer

(embed)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GlkDcf006I(/embed)

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