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Bang the drums and roll the dice in this Taiko Drum Master RPG

A new Taiko Drum Master game is now available on a mobile device nowhere near you (if you live in Japan, anyway) with Taiko Drum Master: RPG Daton, an adorable quest featuring the cute little Taiko characters, pachinko balls...   more

Bang the drums and roll the dice in this Taiko Drum Master RPG photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd to feature fully-translated English lyrics

It's exciting to see so much love for Hatsune Miku from Sega, especially given how fun the Project DIVA games are. Perhaps as an extension of said love, Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will feature f...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd to feature fully-translated English lyrics photo

Korg DSN-12 analog synthesizer comes to 3DS this September

The following might be lost on you if you're not a music or sound person. Japan-based Detune Ltd, the folks behind DS and 3DS musical software titles Korg DS-10 and Korg M01, are back with another new musical tool, the Korg ...   more

Korg DSN-12 analog synthesizer comes to 3DS this September photo

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure

Do you love fighting games? Do you love music games? What about a combination of the two? No, I'm not talking about Kickbeat. I'm actually talking about The Rhythm of Fighters - SNK Original Sound Collection. Strangely enough...   more

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure photo

Just what you wanted: Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd

As Miku fans likely already know, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd is coming to North America this year, to both PS3 and Vita. It was through your support for the first title that this sequel's release is possible, Sega tell...   more

Just what you wanted: Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd photo

Fez, Canabalt creators announce new partnership

A unique partnership was unveiled today at the Los Angeles-based Horizon conference, an E3 alternative event hosted by Venus Patrol and the LA Museum of Contemporary Art. Panoramical is described as "anthology of intera...   more

Fez, Canabalt creators announce new partnership photo

Harmonix announces Dance Central Spotlight, a digital-only Xbox One exclusive

Dance Central Spotlight is a new Xbox One Kinect dancing title. The idea is to keep the focus on dancing and music, serving as a sort of follow-up to the hit Xbox 360 title Dance Central. The difference here is that Spotligh...   more

Harmonix announces Dance Central Spotlight, a digital-only Xbox One exclusive photo

Fantasia: Music Evolved introduces partner apprentice Scout

Harmonix has thought a lot about how they'll welcome players to Fantasia: Music Evolved and they've decided to add a partner apprentice that will serve as a sort of game guide. Her name is Scout, a talented but impatient appr...   more

Fantasia: Music Evolved introduces partner apprentice Scout photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call trailer shows off RPG elements

The music of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is pulled from the biggest RPG series ever, so why shouldn't the game have its own RPG elements? This new trailer for the upcoming 3DS music game shows off some of tho...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call trailer shows off RPG elements photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call launches Sept. 16

We finally have a release date for 3DS music game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call: September 16. Packed with 26 years of Final Fantasy music, this release comes in both standard and Collector's editions. The latter wil...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call launches Sept. 16 photo

Songs for the dearth: Classic music games to fill the hollow

With a new Amplitude on the horizon and a post-Guitar Hero world having left much to be desired by way of rhythm games, we must look to the past to drink our fill from the fount of the world of music. And even before Guitar H...   more

Songs for the dearth: Classic music games to fill the hollow photo

Amplitude Kickstarter crosses finish line with $844K

It's over. The Kickstarter campaign for Amplitude, a revival of Harmonix Music System's 2003 PlayStation 2 game, has run its course. After achieving its $775,000 funding goal with precious little time to spare, the project co...   more

Amplitude Kickstarter crosses finish line with $844K photo

Get ready 2 rokk: Amplitude's Kickstarter successfully funded

After a tense will-they-or-won't-they run, Harmonix's Kickstarter for a revival of cult classic music game Amplitude has been funded. At the time of this post, the current amount raised by backers is $777,219, with a funding ...   more

Get ready 2 rokk: Amplitude's Kickstarter successfully funded photo

SingStar resurfacing on PS4 later this year so you can sing your heart out

There isn't any decent karaoke where I live and I'm not in San Francisco or New York, so I turn to games like SingStar for my singing fix. SingStar is coming to PS4 in a big way later this year, and I couldn't be more ex...   more

SingStar resurfacing on PS4 later this year so you can sing your heart out photo

Harmonix on why it needs Kickstarter to fund Amplitude

Harmonix is attempting to crowdfund a new Amplitude right now and there's been confusion as to why the studio went this route. There's a lot of confusion in general when it comes to crowdfunding, for that matter. In an attemp...   more

Harmonix on why it needs Kickstarter to fund Amplitude photo

Harmonix releases free-to-play Record Run for iOS devices

Harmonix is hard at work getting its Amplitude Kickstarter off the ground, but there's still time for other projects to come to fruition. Harmonix and SuperVillain Studios have teamed up to release rhythm-runner Record Run f...   more

Harmonix releases free-to-play Record Run for iOS devices photo

Rez and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is thinking about his next game

Rez and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi took a step back in 2012 to relax, and fully left Q Entertainment last year. He has been working on social games in Japan since then, but it sounds like he's gearing up to create some...   more

Rez and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is thinking about his next game photo

Harmonix is bringing Amplitude back, Kickstarter is live

Surely you remember PS2 beat-matching games Frequency and Amplitude. Classics, right? Harmonix told us that they've been waiting to create a new title in the series, and they're announcing a Kickstarter today to do just that....   more

Harmonix is bringing Amplitude back, Kickstarter is live photo

Chiptune artist Shael Riley wants to train your ears with new game

Shael Riley (of The Double Ice Backfire) and his pals at ThaSauce Games want to bring music game fans something fresh and unique to the genre, in the hopes it will be picked up by Steam Greenlight. Riley tackled the art, sou...   more

Chiptune artist Shael Riley wants to train your ears with new game photo

Review: FRACT OSC

Although FRACT OSC is a music game, it doesn't fall into the two distinct genres that we're used to seeing. It's neither a rhythm game like Rock Band, Elite Beat Agents, or Rhythm Heaven and nor is it a title that uses your o...   more

Review: FRACT OSC photo

Design your own ship in Beat Hazard: Shadow Operations DLC

Out of all the places I could play Beat Hazard, I usually play on my phone. Beat Hazard on Steam, however, is packing brand new DLC. The Shadow Operations pack may just change my mind about which platform I choose to play on....   more

Design your own ship in Beat Hazard: Shadow Operations DLC photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for North America

Square Enix's follow-up to Theathrythm Final Fantasy has finally been confirmed for release in North America. That's right: Theathrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is coming our way sometime this year, priced at $39.99. We sa...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for North America photo

Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin'

Them Games Studio says that their upcoming game, inSynch, falls somewhere between a rhythm game and a musical instrument. Its gameplay is simple: it has you popping up objects that roll in from the four corners of the screen...   more

Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin' photo

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