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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd takes the stage in November

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd launches on November 18 in North and Latin America, and elsewhere starting November 21, Sega has announced. Available in both physical and digital formats, the rhythm game features cross-save comparability, as well as twenty classic songs from the the previously Japan-only PSP games and twenty brand new songs.   more

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd takes the stage in November photo

Man, I wish I were playing Crypt of the NecroDancer right now

Are you playing Crypt of the NecroDancer? You should be playing Crypt of the NecroDancer. It's a rhythm-based roguelike in which you hop around dungeons to the beat of music, a novel mechanic that ends up being enjoyable -- n...   more

Man, I wish I were playing Crypt of the NecroDancer right now photo

Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't

As we reported earlier today, Square-Enix is holding a contest to win some fabulous Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call prizes. All you have to do is create a short video of your own musical rendition of the Final Fantasy "Main Theme". I took the opportunity to try to turn this news report into an entry for the contest. I probably won't win.   more

Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't photo

Crypt of the NecroDancer hops to Steam Early Access on July 30

Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer has been fun to watch at expos, but soon enough we'll be able to play (and fail, likely repeatedly) on our own terms -- the game hits Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and...   more

Crypt of the NecroDancer hops to Steam Early Access on July 30 photo

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

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game

You know Teddy Diefenbach, right? He is one of the people working on the Kickstarter uber-success Hyper Light Drifter, and he just cannot seem to stop making new games. At E3 we got to play a bit of his newer title Kyoto Wil...   more

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game photo

Square Enix kicks off Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call legacy music campaign

Square Enix has a new trailer out for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and it's decidedly focused on legacy tunes. Billed as the "Legacy of Music Campaign," the developer is kicking off a new series that is aime...   more

Square Enix kicks off Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call legacy music campaign photo

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix announced for 3DS

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix is shimmying westward next year, Sega of America announced today. The 3DS rhythm game is an enhanced version of Project Mirai 2, which debuted in Japan last November. The localization is a testament to the vocaloid singer's burgeoning popularity, and will mark her first appearance on a Nintendo platform outside the confines of Japan.   more

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix announced for 3DS photo

Review: The Rhythm of Fighters

Over the past few decades, SNK has created a vast stable of memorable characters and franchises. I remember going into an arcade as a child for the first time and spending $10 on Fatal Fury, finding the fighters there more ap...   more

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That King of Fighters rhythm game is out now on iOS and Android

A rhyhthm game based on various franchises from the SNK world (most notably King of Fighters) is a thing, and it's dropping on iOS and Android this week. The base app is $0.99, with extra songs available via in-app-purchasing...   more

That King of Fighters rhythm game is out now on iOS and Android 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

Shmup shmup revolution: Rhythm Destruction is on Steam now

We never covered the Rhythm Destruction Kickstarter, but it did fine without us, making more than 120% (wow!) of its $2000 (oh) goal. Mashing up a shmup with a rhythm game seems a little weird to think about, but after watch...   more

Shmup shmup revolution: Rhythm Destruction is on Steam now photo

E3's Senran Kagura showcase is both titillating and ridiculous

The Senran Kagura series takes fan-service to new heights in the upcoming brawler Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura Bon Appetít!, a rhythm cooking game. Both titles were available to demo at XSEED's booth at E3 2014.   more

E3's Senran Kagura showcase is both titillating and ridiculous 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

Diggin' the new button play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has added the option to use buttons instead of the stylus. Game producer Ichiro Hazama told us in an interview at E3 today that he was thinking that fans that play 3DS while laying in bed might enjoy this alternative control method. I told him that I think I might be better at it than the stylus method.   more

Diggin' the new button play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 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

XSEED localizing Senran Kagura Bon Appétit this winter

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit will be cooking up a storm in North America this winter, XSEED Games announced today as a part of its E3 lineup. The PlayStation Vita rhythm game is a spin-off of Marvelous AQL's brawler ...   more

XSEED localizing Senran Kagura Bon Appétit this winter 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

Insomniac supports Harmonix by pledging $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter

With only a few days left in Harmonix's Kickstarter for a remake of Amplitude, fellow developer Insomniac Games made a sizable contribution. The $775,000 asking price is now $7,500 closer to its goal. Insomniac cites being a...   more

Insomniac supports Harmonix by pledging $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter photo

Amplitude Kickstarter adds Anamanaguchi, Freezepop, Danny Baranowsky, and more

Harmonix's Amplitude Kickstarter campaign is four days away from ending, and it is only about halfway to its $775,000 goal. Some of the trepidation that potential backers have expressed has been regarding the soundtrack. Rath...   more

Amplitude Kickstarter adds Anamanaguchi, Freezepop, Danny Baranowsky, and more photo

Become the Cosmic DJ of legend and launch corgi heads into space

Cosmic DJ is now available on Steam Early Access for $5.99. The musical sequencer game lets people of all musical skill level create sweet jams, against some crazy stages. One stage involves launching a corgi head off into s...   more

Become the Cosmic DJ of legend and launch corgi heads into space 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

Amplitude is the best thing Harmonix has ever done

Back in 2003, I was introduced to what would become one of my favorite games of all time -- Amplitude for the PlayStation 2. Although I had dabbled in the prequel (Frequency), it wasn't until Amplitude dropped that ...   more

Amplitude is the best thing Harmonix has ever done photo

Take another look at trippy Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful

IA/VT Colorful certainly lives up to its name. The kaleidoscopic rhythm game from Marvelous AQL stars vocaloid idol IA and is nothing if not vibrant. While the visuals are certainly eye-catching, those bullet hell-esque elem...   more

Take another look at trippy Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful  photo

Taiko: Drum Master on Wii U gets Zelda and Attack on Titan DLC

Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version (otherwise known as Taiko: Drum Master) was released late last year, but that hasn't stopped them from producing DLC into 2014. The newest songs to hit the game are the theme song from Attack ...   more

Taiko: Drum Master on Wii U gets Zelda and Attack on Titan DLC photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets first DLC info

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call might be on the way overseas eventually, but it's already out in Japan, and they already have some DLC. The first character will be Yuffie, and a number of songs have been added to ...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets first DLC info 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

Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it!

This past weekend, I found myself running through the crowds of the PAX East show floor, pushing people out of the way to get to the Indie Megabooth, where Cosmic DJ was waiting for me. As a musician and a fan of music games I would have sought it out anyway. But I found out via Twitter that the game features a corgi, so I took off running.   more

Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it! photo

Come to our Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved event at PAX East!

Reminder! This is happening tomorrow afternoon! As for today, come be part of the group community photo at 3PM today, and the Elephant & Castle tonight for some karaoke!  Destructoid is teaming up with Harmonix, Disn...   more

Come to our Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved event at PAX East! photo

Rhythm Heaven music producer diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer

The Rhythm Heaven series hasn't become a household name outside of Japan (yet), but in its native country, the games sell in the millions. That success is due in no small part to the work of Tsunku, the singer/songwriter/prod...   more

Rhythm Heaven music producer diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer 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

Have you played Rhythm Doctor?

How have I missed Rhythm Doctor? We gave it a brief mention last year, but I guess I missed that. The first I heard of it was last week at GDC. Walking past the IGF booth, I saw a guy with headphones on, bobbing his head while mashing a huge button. Curious, I walked over. I saw an on-screen cardiograph and a little samurai bobbing its little head. I was hooked from there.    more

Have you played Rhythm Doctor? 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

What is even happening in this Beat Bros video?

I have watched the video above a couple of times now, but I still do not think I could describe Beat Bros accurately. It looks like developer Ultimate Walrus (of #Snake2 infamy) started making a rhythm-based Bomberman c...   more

What is even happening in this Beat Bros video? photo

I want Theatrhythm: Curtain Call in my 3DS right now

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy wasn't perfect, but man was I glued to my 3DS for weeks on end playing it. On higher difficulties it tested my inner rhyhthm game skill, but reliving the nostaliga of my Final Fantasy endeavour...   more

I want Theatrhythm: Curtain Call in my 3DS right now photo

Uncanny value: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f out for Vita

Hello everyone, I'm Steven Hansen, Features Editor of Destructoid. Have you heard of Hatsune Miku? Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is finally out on Vita today via the PlayStation Network (March 12 for Eruope). It was already ...   more

Uncanny value: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f out for Vita photo

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos

Theatrhythm was the first 3DS game I bought. I'm super excited for Curtain Call's 200 songs and whatever other additions it has. It's coming out in Japan in April. Hopefully we don't have to wait to much longer, or it's curtains for Square Enix.   more

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos 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

Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse

Level-5's Guild series started out as a bizarre anthology of pint-sized experiences from industry veterans. Initially released in Japan during the spring of 2012, the package would come to western shores later that year. Well...   more

Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse 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

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f jives to Vita in early March

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is dancing its way to PlayStation Vita early next month. Sega's portable rhythm action game will make its North American debut as download-only release on March 4 for $29.99. The synthetic so...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f jives to Vita in early March photo

There's a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 3DS XL

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a thing that's happening, and as a fan of the first game, I couldn't be happier. It'll have 200 songs across the entire Final Fantasy series, and to celebrate, Japan is getting ...   more

There's a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 3DS XL photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future

The lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino wasn't just about Persona 5. The whole gamut of Atlus announcements were touched on, including the wonderfully named Persona 4: Dancing All Night. "[W]e'd actually been thinking abou...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future photo

Review: Soul Fjord

Ouya users have not had a lot to be excited about for a while now. Excepting a few titles like Towerfall, there is not much worth owning on the microconsole, and especially few games that are not available elsewhere. As one o...   more

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