Tango Gameworks has announced Hi-Fi Rush, a new rhythm action game with an animated art style that is not only wildly different from anything that the studio has done before (e.g., The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo), but available to play beginning today on Xbox Series X|S and PC via the Microsoft Store, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Xbox|PC Game Pass. The game centers around a character named Chai, who must battle through an army of security robots after a music player is mistakenly fused to his heart, granting him rhythmically enhanced combat skills on top of a robot arm. Hi-Fi Rush features a collection of both licensed and original songs, including music from Nine Inch Nails.
From an Xbox Wire post:
As wannabe rockstar Chai, you’ll fight back against a sinister robotics enhancement conglomerate using rhythm-amplified combat where everything – from the motion in the environment to the blows of combat – is synced to the music. Raise your guitar high and feel the beat in this utterly all-new title from Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo. (We were surprised, too!)
Everything in Hi-Fi Rush automatically syncs to the music, from swinging your trusty “axe” to dodging out of the way of an oversized metallic fist. The game isn’t locked to the music track, however – Hi-Fi Rush is rhythm-action with the emphasis on “action.” Players must feel the rhythm to enhance Chai’s actions, pulling off heavy Beat Hits at the end of a combo like a cymbal crash, or syncing up with one of his allies for a devastating tag-team finisher. In Hi-Fi Rush, every battle is an opportunity to play out your own music video fantasy, seamlessly coordinating all your moves with the soundtrack.