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Alphabeats

Teddy Diefenbach's Alphabeats is up on Steam Greenlight


Slurp up the Alphabeats soup
Feb 13
Last year when Alphabeats was originally announced, I lamented that it was only on iOS, with no word of an Android release. Though it might not have ever released for the superior mobile operating system, it looks like the r... read
Import it! photo
Import it!

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan


Also June release date
Feb 05
Atlus has confirmed a June 25 release date for the Vita's Persona 4: Dancing All Night in Japan.  Alongside this is news of a couple special editions. The "crazy value pack" includes an illustration, two-... read
New characters photo
New characters

Persona 4: Dancing All Night theme eases the wait for Persona 5 news


Listen to it here
Feb 04
Okay, no big Persona 5 reveal yet. I am still completely, sincerely excited for the Persona 4 rhythm game and this amazing track, which we covered earlier today, is why. It's also worth listening to Japanese Teddy ... read
ATLUS photo
If you never give up life keeps on groovin'
Atlus has revealed Persona 4: Dancing All Night's main theme, "Dance!," complete with lyrics and everything. Personally, I think that spoils some of the fun. Deciphering the words behind Shoji Meguro's tunes has become ... read feature

Curtain Call photo
Curtain Call

Theatrhythm: Curtain Call gets equipped with World Ends With You and Chrono Trigger DLC


Not yet announced for the West
Jan 21
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call was a joy to play. It was absolutely packed with content, so the fact that DLC has been steadily dropping since launch hasn't bothered me -- all in all, it's one of the biggest rhythm ... read
Omega: the First Movement photo
Omega: the First Movement

Give some robots a rhythm beatdown in Omega: the First Movement


Wield a mighty axe
Jan 20
It has been a while since I have played a mobile game that I have really gotten into. Could Omega: the First Movement be the one to end my dry spell? Maybe! Its protagonist looks like a neon cyberpunk version of the kid from... read
Amplitude photo
Amplitude

Amplitude delayed from March until 'summer'


It's only on PS3 and PS4
Jan 19
I hope you weren't too excited for a March release date for the upcoming Amplitude reboot, as Harmonix has announced that it has been delayed until "summer" for quality concerns. The developer says that they don't want to cut... read
Rock Band photo
Rock Band

Harmonix survey asks what you would want from a new Rock Band experience


Just more Rock Band, to be honest
Jan 16
The Rock Band franchise has shown promising signs of revitalization lately. Earlier this week, there was the surprise announcement of a trio of fresh downloadable tracks. Now, Harmonix has posted a survey throwing all so... read
MIKU photo
MIKU

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX dances to 3DS in May


ワールドイズマイン
Jan 14
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is coming to Nintendo 3DS in late May, Sega announced today. The cutesy rhythm game styles Hatsune Miku and friends after the Good Smile Company's trendy Nendoroid figures, which explains why th... read
Rhythm Heaven 3DS photo
Rhythm Heaven 3DS

Hell yes, hell yes, Rhythm Heaven 3DS


Coming to Japan in 2015 with a mix of new and old minigames
Jan 14
During Japan's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced there would be a new Rhythm Heaven game for 3DS this year. It will feature over a hundred minigames, 70 of which comes from past entries in the series, 30 of which are new. It's coming to Japan this summer. Hopefully we get word of a North American release.  Hopefully this makes it in: read
Rock Band DLC photo
Rock Band DLC

Harmonix surprises everyone with an imminent trio of Rock Band DLC songs


Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, and Arctic Monkeys
Jan 12
Remember the days of yesteryear when a bevy of plastic instruments was a de facto part of your interior design? Well, if you so wish, that look could make a comeback, as Harmonix is adding to the Rock Band library f... read
Curtain Call photo
Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets Xenogears DLC


99 cents per song still
Jan 09
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call had a ton of content packed into it -- perhaps more than any other recent rhythm game, so I'm not bothered by all the DLC it's getting. This is especially the case because "Soaring" fro... read
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest photo
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest looks, sounds AMAZING!


Good lord, this better get localized
Dec 19
This is the first trailer for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest. Marvel at its majestic beauty. It's a JRPG-shaped swizzle stick here to stir up your emotions. You feel that? Yeah, that's a double shot of nostalgia clinking up against your heart like rocks in a glass. Or something. Feels good, baby. read
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest photo
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

Square Enix announces Theatrhythm Dragon Quest


Coming to 3DS in Japan early next year
Dec 10
Theatrhythm isn't just a Final Fantasy spin-off anymore; it's an established brand, one Square Enix hopes to expand into a full series of rhythm games based on its classic properties.  Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is the nex... read
Amplitude preview photo
3-2-1, Let's Jam
Before the folks at Harmonix Studios put themselves on the map with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, it was known for the cult hits Frequency and Amplitude. Blending fast-paced rhythm-based action with mesmerizing visuals and ... read feature

Inside My Radio photo
Get in my radio (an Austin Powers joke)
There are things to consider when it comes to playing music in public. Are you in an open space, perhaps a park, with enough distance between you and others so that your tunes don't dance on over into unwilling ears? Are you... read feature

Review: Hatsune Miku photo
I'll Miku-Miku You♪ (For Reals)
Hatsune Miku is an international sensation. Despite the fact that she's a simple digital creation, she's managed to rack up a massive amount of record sales and sold-out concerts, including a tour with Lady Gaga and even an a... read feature

Bon Appétit! Review photo
Light and delicious
Some may call Senran Kagura inherently tasteless, but the series of action-packed brawlers has depth and satisfying combat. The games have swept the handheld community mainly because of their increasingly risqué conten... read feature

The Voice review photo
♫ I knew you were treble when you walked in ♫
Do you live for the thrill of belting out your favorite songs whenever you've got five minutes to yourself? Are you an amateur singer looking for guidance, or a professional looking for something fun to brush up your vocal te... read feature

Senran Kagura Cooking photo
Senran Kagura Cooking

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11


Feeling peckish? Pick up a Penguin!
Oct 21
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit launches in North America on November 11, Marvelous announced today. The PlayStation Vita exclusive will then arrive in Europe the following day. The rhythm game is a spin-off of "the popular... read
Disney Fantasia review photo
Magical, but I want a bit more old pixie dust
[Disclosure: Nick Chester, who is currently employed at Harmonix, previously worked at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Fantasia holds a special place in... read feature

Vib-Ribbon photo
Laugh and Beats
Vib-Ribbon is a game by NanaOn-Sha (Parappa the Rapper, UmJammer Lammy) that was originally released on the PS1. It came to the United States for the first time just recently, by way of PSN. The original game allowed you to t... read feature

A City Sleeps photo
A City Sleeps

A City Sleeps still looks enchanting, available now on Steam


A challenging bullet-hell shooter for the rhythmically inclined
Oct 17
Harmonix's chaotic-looking but nonetheless stylish music-driven shoot-'em-up A City Sleeps is now available on Steam and there's currently a 10% discount bringing the price to $13.49. While I typically shy away from bullet-h... read
Dance Central review photo
A bite-sized performance
[Disclosure: Nick Chester, who is currently employed at Harmonix, previously worked at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Although it's been a lot tougher to ge... read feature

Vib Ribbon photo
Vib Ribbon

Enough teasing: Vib-Ribbon is headed to PlayStation Network


Releasing in North America, at last
Oct 06
There was an out-of-nowhere nod to Vib-Ribbon at Sony's E3 press conference this year, and then nothing. No follow-up announcement. That wasn't very nice at all. But everything will be better, soon enough: the cult PlayStatio... read
Amplitude photo
Amplitude

Amplitude isn't pretty yet, but at least it works


It's coming along, Kickstarter backers
Sep 30
Judging by the first gameplay video of Harmonix's reboot of Amplitude, development's coming along rather nicely but is still far from done. This prototype update for Kickstarter backers is heavy on placeholder visuals and ha... read
Persona 4 Dancing photo
Persona 4 Dancing

Persona 4: Dancing All Night delayed in Japan


Atlus pushes rhythm game back to 2015
Sep 21
Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been delayed in Japan, Atlus has announced. The rhythm game was scheduled to debut this autumn, but is now postponed until next year. No word on how this impacts the western release of the Pl... read
Size DOES Matter review photo
Fits like a glove
Simple graphics, twitch gameplay, and fresh music constitute a good formula for mobile gaming. Titles like this allow for a quick bit of play during minutes of downtime, and can paradoxically keep players going for long perio... read feature

Theatrhythm 2 review photo
Encore
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy was a very nice surprise. After many people had become disenfranchised with the series due to a number of mishaps and weak core entries, Theatrhythm reminded us that Square still had rever... read feature

IA/VT Colorful delay photo
IA/VT Colorful delay

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful delayed to 2015


Marvelous concerned about quality, wants to make improvements
Sep 04
IA/VT Colorful has been pushed back to 2015, Marvelous announced today. The PlayStation Vita rhythm game was first slated to launch in Japan this summer, before being postponed until autumn. The reason behind the latest delay... read
Vib-Ribbon photo
Vib-Ribbon

Sony just filed a Vib-Ribbon trademark in Europe


Perchance to dream...
Sep 03
Sony filed a new trademark for Vib Ribbon in Europe today, as spotted on NeoGAF. Vib-Ribbon is a cult classic PS1 game from the developer of PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy. It never got a North... read
Curtain Call 3DS photo
Curtain Call 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets a UK demo this week


September 4th
Sep 02
Square Enix has just sent over word that Europe is getting a demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. It'll drop on September 4th, and will feature two songs -- "Edgar and Sabin's Theme," and "Those Who Fight." ... read






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