Harmonix launches $775,000 Kickstarter for Amplitude on PS4/PS3

Unique PS2 rhythm action game on its way to new PlayStation consoles

Rhythm-action game makers Harmonix has announced plans to revive its PS2 hit, Amplitude, for a PS4 and PS3 remake.

The studio has launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign seeking $775,000 to bring its unique 2003-released rhythm game to newer consoles.


As creative lead and Harmonix art director Ryan Lesser explains: "Amplitude is a fast-paced rollercoaster ride through an all-digital landscape, where musical notes have been 'silenced' by encapsulating gems. By destroying the gems with their ship, the Beat Blaster, players release the music within.

"Each track on this crazy ride represents a specific instrument, so gems can activate sounds including guitar riffs, bass lines, drum beats, vocal lines and more. Players blast through each song section, building the music, darting from track to track, and locking that soundscape together before transitioning to the next musical area."

The new game promises several improvements, including "updated soundtrack, incredible visuals, and fine-tuned controls", along with a soundtrack that will "focus on songs with an electronic-based feel, with tones spanning dark and moody to bright and bouncing".

Donations of $20 or more gets you a download code to the game when it is complete. The Kickstarter video is embedded below.

CVG recently sat down with Lesser to discuss his plans for the revival of the PS2 classic. Check out the full interview through that link.


Interview: Harmonix on Kickstarting a new Amplitude

Creative lead Ryan Lesser on bringing back the hardcore rhythm action