One of my absolute favorite games from Harmonix was Amplitude. I vividly remember playing Frequency, Amplitude‘s predecessor on the PlayStation 2 back on 2001, and picking up Frequency when it launched in early 2003. It was my first brush with music titles on a console and Harmonix had me hooked from that point on. Karaoke Revolution, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central, and their upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved and Chroma titles on the horizon have shown just how much the Cambridge-based studio loves music. Well, they are going back to their roots courtesy of a Kickstarter project to bring Amplitude back to life. (it looks better than the PS2 image above, I promise!) Check it out:
“Bringing Amplitude to modern consoles is something we’ve been dying to do for ages,” says co-founder and CEO Alex Rigopulos, “and our earliest fans have been pleading for this for a decade. We’re hopeful that Kickstarter and the support of the community will allow us to finally make this dream a reality.”
“We think this type of synesthetic, audio-visual experience is perfect for modern consoles, widescreen high-definition televisions, and killer surround sound systems,” adds Ryan Lesser, Project Lead for the upcoming title and Art Director for the original 2003 Amplitude. “We’re positive that gorgeous, updated visuals running at 60 frames per second, an updated soundtrack, and other new features are going to be blow people’s minds.”
The games, if they have a successful Kickstart, will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. If you want to get involved head on over to the Kickstarter page and pledge your support!