Harmonix Looks to Kickstarter for New Amplitude Game

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Concept Art For a Possible New “Amplitude” Game

Harmonix, the studio behind the Rock Band and Dance Central series, as well the first two Guitar Hero games, has gone to Kickstarter to revive one of its first games. Released in 2003 on the PS2, Amplitude was a sequel to Harmonix’s first game Frequency. Players controlled a ship that moved down several paths, hitting buttons corresponding to notes in the music track that was playing.

2012’s Rock Band Blitz was a game similar in vain to Amplitude, and it looks like Harmonix would like to make a proper successor. The studio is seeking $775,000 in funding, and hopes to release on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Kickstarter page shows Harmonix’s pitch video, as well as concept art and design notes to what a modern Amplitude would look like. Rather than using popular songs, Harmonix plans on using all-original music in this iteration. The studio has until May 23rd to reach it’s goal, and has reached over $100,000 as of this post.

Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude