Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a real thing that's happening. Even a week after its unveiling, there's still probably more than a few devout Atlus fans left paralyzed by the announcement. I can picture them now, staring blan... more
Today on Sup Holmes we kick off Adult Swimember with Soundodger+ and Basketbelle's Michael Mollinari. Rumor has it that Michael also on the iOS version of Bit.Trip BEAT, which is one of my favorite games ever.
Michael's relat... more
Put this atop the list of things you never knew you always wanted. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is bumping and grinding its way to PlayStation Vita, Atlus announced tonight via its revelatory NicoNico broadcast.
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
The F-Zero series may be the king of the "go really fast and repeatedly run into walls until you explode" genre of games, but indie developer DROOL apparently wants to try its hand at it. The interesting bit is that DROOL is... more
[Update: Different Cloth has put Lilt Line and Helicoid up for free until the campaign for Lilt Line Too! ends on Satruday Oct 12th at 12:36pm EST. Tell 'em Freaky Constantina sent you.]
[Update #2: Freaky Constantina has of... more
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy really surprised me. It was like the perfect combination of good design and extra nostalgia thrown in for good measure. That's why I can't wait for Curtain Call, the follow-up game that looks like i... more
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Two of my favorite WiiWare games are Art Style: light trax and lilt line (also on iOS). Both have fantastic music, abstract graphics, and easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. Also, they are b... more
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
Formerly known as Audiosurf Air, Audiosurf 2 made an appearance at PAX Prime 2013's Indie Megabooth, and the team was really pushing the new wakeboard mode, wearing life vests and adorning the booth with a custom board.
We named Crypt of the NecroDancer one of our PAX Prime 2013 games of the show, despite its location in the eternally cramped and sweaty Indie Megabooth, and for good reason. Roguelikes may be in vogue right now, but none unt... more
Harmonix has debuted a new trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved, the upcoming Kinect-only rhythm game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You'll get a sneak peek at The Haven, a "mysterious and magical" environment that lets you p... more
KickBeat is an interesting prospect. Developed by a studio mostly known for pinball games, it seeks to combine the fighting and rhythm genres, offering up an experience for new and hardened gamers alike.
It's a tall order, but once you really get going and it takes off its training wheels, KickBeat starts to shine -- you just might have to charge through some repetitive content to get there. more
Sure, it's not like Mickey's sorcerers hat from Fantasia, but at least this is more practical to wear in public.
The Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved hat can be yours at PAX Prime this week. Just hunt down and pin to the ground... more
We have seen the PAX 10 at PAX Prime, the Indie Megabooth at PAX East, and Indies Crash E3 at E3, so it seemed inevitable that something similar would pop up at the upcoming European videogame expo gamescom. The Indie Arena ... more
Bread Kitty by developer Bake450 is kind of like Pokemon, except it involves all real world cats. You collect, battle, and train these cats, and part of the battling system involves you equipping various types of bread aroun... more
It's not hard to be mesmerized by Dropchord's art style. It's equal parts psychedelic and vibrant, and with the combination of an arrangement of electronic music, there's a lot of room for potential here -- especially when Double Fine is involved.
But with Dropchord, a focus on style is exactly what you're getting, with a distinct lack of gameplay variety to back it up. more
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
We're back with another round of mobile titles you should take a look at. It's no easy task finding actual good mobile titles as we get a couple of dozen requests A DAY, from indies to major companies. It's no wonder many ded... more
Sega is returning to San Diego Comic-Con once again with their pop-up arcade to be located just across the halls of the giant nerd convention. Fans will be able to roll up to the arcade and get hands-on with Sonic: Lost World... more
Some of the great games in recent history have taken two genres and combined them into one cohesive experience. Henry Hatsworth spliced platforming with puzzle gameplay, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes combined puzzles with ... more
Theatrhythm is still one of my favorite games for the 3DS, and probably even my iPhone. It would make sense, given the game's focus on music, that a soundtrack album would have be released, but it's eluded us... until now.Whi... more
If I ever find myself locked in a dungeon, dancing will be my escape; this is what the trailer for Brace Yourself Games' Crypt of the NecroDancer has taught me. The game -- "a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike" -- is a veritab... more
The Talk Fast interview series continues! Electronic Super Joy is a smart, fast paced platformer that features soundtrack-driven level design featuring funny dialog and little ant things that look like Commander Video f... more
Not many people know this, but I'm a huge fan of hip-hop. Whether it's the smooth beats of Death Row Records' 90s G-Funk, or the sometimes jazzy Hieroglyphics, hip-hop is one of my favorite genres because of how meaningf... more
All ya'll hustlaz, Snoop Dogg Corggi Lion is about to show you the Way. His game, Way of the Dogg, is available now on Xbox Live Arcade, priced at 800 Microsoft points. It's coming to the PlayStation Network soon.
The g... more
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
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
Non-instrument rhythm games seem to be on the up and up these days. Runner 2 and HarmoKnight are two recent examples that really stepped up their game and did a perfect job of blending music and gameplay into one e... more
It's difficult to gauge the extent of a studio's talent when it's locked into making sequels in a single franchise over and over again. Such is the fate of Game Freak, bound to the mainline Pokémon series with criminal... more
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
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
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
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
Remember music games? Yeah, those were fun.
With the genre's better (or at least its mainstream) days behind, I'm always interested to see in what weird and unique ways it will pop back up. Enter KickBeat, from the house that... more
Prior to playing DJMAX Technika Tune for this review, I could count the number of times I had listened to K-Pop music on one hand, one of those being PSY's "Gangnam Style."
To some, that would make me only slightly ... more
The Bit.Trip games have slowly but surely made their way to platforms other than their original home on the Nintendo Wii. This week, the third title in the acclaimed retro-inspired series, Bit.Trip Void, released on Stea... more
From the first minute I played Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy on the 3DS I wanted it for my iPhone. I have nothing against the 3DS, but I love this game so much that I always want it with me.
It's coming to iOS, but accordi... more
Here's a sign of hope, non-Japanese Idolmaster fans! It seems that last week Namco Bandai registered trademarks in Europe for its Idolmaster series. The company registered two, actually, one for "The Idolmaste... more
The mysterious strategy rhythm game Orgarhythm is here, and boy does it have a pedigree. First you have Tak Hirai (Space Channel 5 Part 2, Shenmue, Meteos) at the development helm, and Ayako Minami in charge of music directio... more
Square Enix music game Symphonica is out now for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is a fun take on rhythm gaming that has you heading up a crappy orchestra and working toward becoming the world's greatest conductor. His ulti... more
The Dance Central franchise took me by surprise. In the very early stages of Kinect, I was extremely skeptical of the tech -- to be blunt, I didn't really believe in it. After testing the first entry at E3, however, I w... more
XSEED announced today that real-time strategy rhythm game (!?) Orgarhythm will be released on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation Vita on October 23. It will be priced at $29.99 per download.
For those not keeping up ... more
DJMAX Technika Tune is coming out on October 26 in North America for the PlayStation Vita. You'll be able to buy the regular edition for $49.99 through Amazon, or through Pentavision directly at first before it eventually hi... more
Depending on your level of self control, this is either fantastic news or a total nightmare. This week, Harmonix will be discounting a ridiculous amount of downloadable songs in the Rock Band library. How does half price on s... more
A user over at NeoGAF was able to uncover a screenshot posted over on Sega's TGS 2012 website indicating that they plan on porting over the obscure 3DS release Rhythm Thief to iOS platforms. Neat! If you've played the game, t... more
During this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, a new game from Game Freak, the folks behind Pokemon, was announced. Rhythm Hunter Harmo Knight is a mix between rhythm gaming and platforming. Jumps and attacks in stages ... more
Dancing, playing guitar, piloting a ship through alien gunfire, etc. Sometimes you just need to put a little faith into rhythm if you want to succeed.
I have a love for both shoot-em-ups and rhythm games. While they occupy di... more
Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is one of the most unusual games I've played this year. There is not much about it that follows any sort of familiar trajectory.
It's a story driven, rhythm-action RPG se... more
Weird! You know how you can visit arcades in the Yakuza games to play Sega titles? This week's Famitsu announces a collaboration between Sega and Namco Bandai that puts super-Japanese rhythm game Taiko Drum Master in Yak... more