Harmonix Launches Kickstarter to Reboot Amplitude


Harmonix is wants to do an encore of its original hit title, Amplitude, and when we mean original, we mean it.

Harmonix has launched a Kickstarter campaign for development on its revamped version of Amplitude, which the company originally released in 2003 for PlayStation 2. Back before Harmonix became a household name for the likes of Rock Band, DJ Hero, Dance Central or even Guitar Hero, it released a game called Frequency, an award-winning, track-running music game where you had to travel down a pathway while matching various notes on the screen. Its sequel, Amplitude, was released two years later, expanding on Frequency’s core gameplay while featuring a more mainstream song list. Both titles would act as peripheral-less progenitors to the first Guitar Hero game, especially in terms of mechanics.

The rhythm game-making studio has decided to try to bring Amplitude back in a big way and hopes that its fans can help move along its development. The Kickstarter page for Amplitude hopes to raise $775,000 for bringing back Amplitude arcade-like gameplay in a more modern form. In particular, Harmonix is aware that after doing so many Guitar Hero and peripheral/Kinect-based titles, it would like to return to the style of gaming that helped get its foot in the door of the industry. In particular, Amplitude is more of a re-imagining of the original. While it’ll stay true to its intended theme and gameplay, it is completely redone from head to toe and is being modernized while including a brand new soundtrack.

With only 17 days to go, Harmonix’s Kickstarter for Amplitude has roughly $100,000 pledged of its $775,000 in order to bring it to life for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

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As the Senior Editorial Producer, Paul has been writing about music games for just over a decade and has no plan on stopping. He started playing rhythm games with DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMix in the Winter of 1999 and he still continues to keep beatmania close to the chest.

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