If, like me, you were a kid who grew up on Playstation instead of Nintendo, you might remember the high energy cult classic game Amplitude for PS2. A product of Harmonix, Amplitude was a rhythm game in which the player controls a beat blaster ship that shoots note gems in real time with the music, akin to Guitar Hero or Rock Band, but without the accompaniment of those cheap, flimsy plastic instruments.
After completing a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised over $840,000, Harmonix has successfully rebooted Amplitude. Harmonix’s reboot gives the PS2 classic new, high quality visuals, tons of new songs, localized multiplayer options and a single-player campaign in the form of a sci-fi concept album. Ampliture for PS4 will feature over 30 new songs from Freezepop, Darren Korb, Insomniac Games and C148, as well as Harmonix’s various in-house producers. Kickstarter supporters will receive the game a little early, on December 23. Amplitude officially launches on January 5, 2016. It will be available in the Playstation store for $19.99.