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Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East

FRACT OSC will be releasing next month and while we don't know exactly when it will be available for purchase just yet, we do know that the game will be playable on the show floor at PAX East, April 11-13, as part of th...   more

Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East photo

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful sure looks like an acid trip

Hatsune Miku may be the queen of digital songstresses, but she's by no means the only act in town. Many are looking to join the party, like IA/VT Colorful, a rhythm game starring vocaloid idol IA. The musical title features 60 different tracks to get players bumping and grinding when the game arrives in Japan on July 31. Marvelous AQL has yet to announce a western release.   more

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful sure looks like an acid trip  photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west

We forgot to say something the other day. I hate that we did because I'm such a fan! Sega has confirmed that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will be coming to our shores (North America and Europe) later this year, for both ...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west photo

Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved

Harmonix revealed a multiplayer mode for Fantasia: Music Evolved at GDC last week alongside some new songs and levels. I jumped in front of a Kinect sensor to try out the new mode, and it wasn't long before I was flapping my arms to the beat.  Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass?       more

Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved photo

Shake it! Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming 2015

Get warmed up and ready to shake that thang as Atlus has confirmed that Vita title Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to North America in 2015. I never thought I'd be talking about a Persona rythm-based dance videogame, b...   more

Shake it! Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming 2015 photo

BeatBlasters III, a strange blend of platform and rhythm

I was caught a bit off-guard by this, the launch trailer for BeatBlasters III, available now for Windows, Mac and Linux in Steam and DRM-free versions. The title and art direction failed to strike a chord with me. And then a...   more

BeatBlasters III, a strange blend of platform and rhythm photo

Circuits tests your ear for deconstructing musical pieces

While most music-based games focus on maintaining rhythm or use the sound to generate gameplay elements, Circuits takes a bit of a different approach. Taking on a much slower pace, Circuits tasks players with listening to a ...   more

Circuits tests your ear for deconstructing musical pieces photo

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix

It makes sense that when word gets out that Harmonix is working on a new game, everyone is going to want to see it. This was exactly the case at an invite-only showing earlier this month, taking place during D.I.C.E. Summit 2...   more

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix photo

Pale Machine is a playable mouth and eyeball music video

What did you get on Christmas last year? If you're a daily Destructoid reader, then the answer is "a free weird videogame" in the form of Beokay, a music infused space shooting romp. Beokay was the first release in the P...   more

Pale Machine is a playable mouth and eyeball music video photo

PC Port Report: KickBeat

Last year, KickBeat released on PS3 and PS Vita, and we quite liked the "music dressed up as a fighting game." The final word on it was that it featured solid rhythm gameplay, but was held back by a few questionable song choi...   more

PC Port Report: KickBeat photo

Review: BandFuse: Rock Legends

My family is very musically inclined. My father sings, and my mother sings and plays guitar. My wife's family is also musical; playing piano, guitar, drums, etc. between her, her brother, father, aunt, and so on. When I was a...   more

Review: BandFuse: Rock Legends photo

BandFuse: Rock Legends tracklist revealed

Realta Entertainment has revealed its star-studded track list for the upcoming BandFuse: Rock Legends, and it's an interesting mix. While standard rock songs from Pearl Jam, Rush, and Heart are expected, there's a smattering ...   more

BandFuse: Rock Legends tracklist revealed photo

BandFuse: Rock Legends announces final in-game mentor

BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music videogame that claims to transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists, and vocalists using legendary rockers, has announced its eighth and final in-game mentor: Alexi "Wildchild" L...   more

BandFuse: Rock Legends announces final in-game mentor photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f dancing to PS Vita in 2014

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is bumping and grinding its way to PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe early next year, Sega of America has announced. The publisher cites the successful launch of the nearly identical Pl...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f dancing to PS Vita in 2014 photo

Iron Maiden gallops onto Rocksmith 2014 as DLC

So, how's the guitar learnin' going? You making some real progress? Rocksmith 2014 said it'd teach you to play guitar, so I can only assume that any lack of success in this department falls squarely on your shoulders. Oh...   more

Iron Maiden gallops onto Rocksmith 2014 as DLC photo

Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars

Sega has a line-up of five new mobile games they're preparing for launch, including  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed; Sonic The Hedgehog 2; Demon Tribe; Go Dance and Rhythm Thief &&n...   more

Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo


Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo
Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo
Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo
Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo
Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo
Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars photo



A quick look at Audiosurf 2 in Early Access release

Please to be enjoying this short preview of Audiosurf 2 as available in Early Access on Steam. Due for final release later this year, the music-driven game has added a fair bit of complexity to its newest official mode. Maybe a little too much, even.   more

A quick look at Audiosurf 2 in Early Access release photo

Ubisoft reveals even more songs for Rocksmith 2014

Maybe it's the early onset of my eventual mid-life crisis but I've been wanting to learn to play the guitar recently. My knack for procrastination has made me put it off for years now but Rocksmith has intrigued me. Given my ...   more

Ubisoft reveals even more songs for Rocksmith 2014 photo

Audiosurf is available for Early Access in a few hours

I've put a fair amount of hours into the original Audiosurf and I've been itching for a sequel. A vague listing popped up for Audiosurf 2 a while ago but creator Dylan Fitterer has confirmed that you'll be able to pre-purchas...   more

Audiosurf is available for Early Access in a few hours photo

Tap happy with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is more of the same, but I doubt any Theatrhythm fan will be complaining about that. More music from more Final Fantasy games and more tapping action. More just-misses. More cramped hands. I can't wait.   more

Tap happy with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call  photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS

A new Theatrhythm game is coming our way! The latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump revealed that Square Enix has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call coming to 3DS in spring 2014. Gematsu tells us that it will contain ov...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS photo

Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever

Yetis should be scary, but they're not in the world of The Haven, a newly revealed area in Harmonix Kinect game Fantasia: Music Evolved. We got a few walkthroughs of this new area at PAX Prime this past weekend, and I'm here to tell you that even the yeti roars were cute. They...sang.   more

Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo


Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo



Electronic Super Joy enters Steam Early Access

Electronic Super Joy is an awesome platformer set to some killer electronic music. It's both addictive as hell, and pretty damn challenging too. Developer Michael Todd thinks of the game as "an unholy merging of Super Meat B...   more

Electronic Super Joy enters Steam Early Access photo

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita

Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need...   more

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita photo

Viacom loses $300-million lawsuit against Harmonix

Ending years of litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court has ordered Viacom to pay Harmonix Music's former owners $300 million in owed bonuses, money from when Viacom still owned the studio. You may remember that Harmonix was b...   more

Viacom loses $300-million lawsuit against Harmonix photo

Indie Fund backs recently-Greenlit FRACT OSC

Having previously supported titles like Monaco, The Swapper, and Antichamber, the Indie Fund has proven itself as a suitable curator of high-quality, interesting independent titles. While we were already keeping an eye on sel...   more

Indie Fund backs recently-Greenlit FRACT OSC photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F to be released in the west

Miku fans are used to importing things. Music. Games. Strange fetish doujinshi. But they won't have to import PS3/Vita music game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, as Sega confirms that it will be coming to both North Americ...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F to be released in the west photo

Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Fantasia is easily one of the most revered films in the Disney library. It may not have the same layman recognition as Snow White or The Lion King, but that's exactly where so much of its brilliance comes from. It dared to v...   more

Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo


Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo



Dubstep comes to Sound Shapes

As Queasy Games' musical platformer Sound Shapes continues to grow, it was only a matter of time before dubstep found its way in. The wubs are coming by way of a $0.99 Sound Pack that's out right now as DLC. Get out of that ...   more

Dubstep comes to Sound Shapes photo

Cello Fortress uses a cello as a controller

Check out Cello Fortress, a weird and wonderful game from designer Joost van Dongen. In the video above you'll see how a live cellist plays notes on a cello and attacks others in the game at the same time. The game...   more

Cello Fortress uses a cello as a controller  photo

Monday Mind Teasers: Rhythm Doctor

For this week's mind teaser we're not just using our brains, we're using our ears. Rhythm Doctor on Newgrounds challenges players to participate in the tunes at specific moments to progress, with an interesting (bizarre) spin...   more

Monday Mind Teasers: Rhythm Doctor photo

Idolm@ster Shiny Festa finally hits iOS ... for $54.99

In bringing port of their PSP game Idolm@ster Shiny Festa over to the West, Namco Bandai Games has shown us what a $54.99 iPhone/iPad title looks like. The hit Japanese rhythm series appeared on the Apple App Store today...   more

Idolm@ster Shiny Festa finally hits iOS ... for $54.99 photo

Have a teaser trailer for 'music exploration' game Fract

Here's a snazzy-looking trailer for the indie game Fract, described by its creators as "musical exploration" game which is currently on Steam's Greenlight service. It's got some of my favorite things in it: abstrac...   more

Have a teaser trailer for 'music exploration' game Fract photo

Korg M01D synth/sequencer coming to 3DS eShop

Hey, music nerds! You'll be interested to hear that Detune's reworking of the classic Korg M1 synth will be coming to the 3DS eShop this summer. The upcoming Korg M01D Music Workstation is essentially a mini music studio sui...   more

Korg M01D synth/sequencer coming to 3DS eShop photo

Bow down to the Taiko Drum GOD!

I love the Taiko no Tatsujin series, known in the West as Taiko Drum Master. Outside of a single PS2 entry, however, none of the other installments have been localized. You might find a Japanese arcade cabinet every once in ...   more

Bow down to the Taiko Drum GOD! photo

American Pie concludes regular updates to Rock Band 3

As I have been lamenting, the regular DLC updates for Rock Band 3 are coming to an end next week, but it's going out with a bang. Don Mclean's classic 1971 ballad chronicling the disappointments of counter-culture m...   more

American Pie concludes regular updates to Rock Band 3 photo

Electronic Super Joy is hardcore, will make you rage

Prepare to die. A lot. Electronic Super Joy drew me in with its pulsing beats and proceeded to bring the pain. With electronic dance music blaring, I stepped up to the controller with a crowd on onlookers at my back. I'd watc...   more

Electronic Super Joy is hardcore, will make you rage photo

Triple hit of Chevelle en route to Rock Band 3

Next week's update to the Rock Band Music Store will deliver three hit songs from Chevelle, "Send the Pain Below," "The Red" and "Face to Floor."  This is a band which I never connected with their music. Prior to today,...   more

Triple hit of Chevelle en route to Rock Band 3 photo

Audiosurf Air gameplay trailer takes flight

It's been just about a year since we last talked about Audiosurf Air, the followup to 2008's wildly popular "ride your own music" game Audiosurf. Courtesy of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, we have a bit of gameplay footage, and it ap...   more

Audiosurf Air gameplay trailer takes flight photo

Trio of Hyperdimension Neptunia games headed for PS Vita

Compile Heart has not one, not two, but three Hyperdimension Neptunia games in the works for PlayStation Vita. Announced at a Dengeki PlayStation event earlier today, the publisher unveiled a pair of new titles in addition to...   more

Trio of Hyperdimension Neptunia games headed for PS Vita photo

Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel

PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recentl...   more

Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel photo

Dance Central's DLC is coming to an end as well

In a shocking turn of events, after 275 straight week of DLC, Harmonix announced that Rock Band would cease offering new content. Now, it seems as if its other major franchise, Dance Central, will be following suit "for ...   more

Dance Central's DLC is coming to an end as well photo

Google-like policy at Game Freak resulted in HarmoKnight

In a new Iwata Asks, Game Freak discusses how an internal policy not unlike Google's "20 percent time" program allowed the studio to come up with its latest original IP, HarmoKnight. "...we decided to change the internal str...   more

Google-like policy at Game Freak resulted in HarmoKnight photo

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like

Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ...   more

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like photo

Sega takes to Facebook to ask you to support Miku for PS3

If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese creators and handlers have long been interested in marketing their virtual idol overseas, the better to let foreigners know of her crow...   more

Sega takes to Facebook to ask you to support Miku for PS3 photo

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F gets a last lengthy trailer

Folks who are fans of both Vocaloids and music games, but not fans of handheld games, have been pretty much out in the cold for the whole of the Hatsune Miku Project Diva series to date. After all, the ga...   more

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F gets a last lengthy trailer photo

Dance Central 3 DLC adds Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie

This month, downloadable songs from Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie will be joining the Dance Central 3 library. It all starts tomorrow with Drake's "Take Care"; March 12 will see the release Rihanna's "Umbrella" and "SOS"; and on...   more

Dance Central 3 DLC adds Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie photo

More Blitz tracks coming to Rock Band 3 DLC

As we trundle toward the end of Rock Band 3 DLC as we know it, Harmonix is still working through adding the tracks produced for Rock Band Blitz to the storefront. Next week, you'll be able to snag "Always" from Blin...   more

More Blitz tracks coming to Rock Band 3 DLC photo

The Flys, Staind and Queensr˙che en route to Rock Band

The end may be in sight for Rock Band's epic run of DLC, but it's not over quite yet and there are still a few more weeks of updates to look forward to. Next week will see the arrival of “Got You (Where I Want You...   more

The Flys, Staind and Queensr˙che en route to Rock Band photo

Nintendo Direct: Music runner HarmoKnight coming to 3DS

We saw Game Freak's newest in a Japanese Nintendo Direct stream not too long ago, and we're now getting confirmation of a US release. Jumping and hitting notes is what music runner HarmoKnight is all about. Do it just right a...   more

Nintendo Direct: Music runner HarmoKnight coming to 3DS photo