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Harmonix Launches Kickstarter for Amplitude Reboot


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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