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Activision exec promises Guitar Hero isn't getting annualized again

Hey, remember when Activision released a Guitar Hero game every year, and in some cases, multiple times annually? Until Warriors of Rock killed off the franchise, of course. Well now the series is back later this year with Gu...   more

Activision exec promises Guitar Hero isn't getting annualized again photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer

I know we're all waiting patiently for Persona 4: Dancing All Night's US release date, but a new trailer is almost as exciting. This second official trailer offers a look at some choice dance moves from different member...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer photo

Crypt of the NecroDancer exits Early Access in a week

It has been a while since we were first entranced by the "why hadn't anybody done this yet?" rhythm dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now it's finally in the home stretch. After a nine-month bout in Early Access,...   more

Crypt of the NecroDancer exits Early Access in a week photo

Skrillex is on the list of Guitar Hero Live artists

Following this morning's official reveal of the long-leaked Guitar Hero Live, Activision's talking a bit about the core of any music game: the music. Of the 13 announced artists, one sticks out like a sore thumb: Skrillex. Th...   more

Skrillex is on the list of Guitar Hero Live artists photo

Persona 4's best character (also, Kanji) get Dancing All Night trailers

Oh maaaaaaaan. I am only ever dancing as Chie in the yellow Bruce Lee Game of Death jumpsuit. Criminal to only show that off for like four seconds (:58). Either don't show it all and leave it a lovely surprise, or parade that thing around like it's a bright yellow jumpsuit. Oh. Kanji dances, too, I guess. I think his default costume is background character in House of Pain's "Jump Around" video.   more

Persona 4's best character (also, Kanji) get Dancing All Night trailers photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japanese box art is appropriately groovy

Persona 4: Dancing All Night is still slated for a Western release in 2015, but it's headed for Japanese Vita owners on June 25. I'm eagerly gobbling up every single scrap Atlus tosses out until the official release, so check...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japanese box art is appropriately groovy photo

Amplitude's multiplayer mode has been reworked for the better

I have some good memories of playing single player FreQuency years ago. However, the only memories I have of the multiplayer mode are of me playing against my friends in high school and crushing them, then going off...   more

Amplitude's multiplayer mode has been reworked for the better photo

Kinect interference won't be an issue in Rock Band 4

Harmonix wants the Rock Band 4 experience to be a social one -- a group of people together in a room using music as the driving force toward enjoyment. However, Microsoft has a once "integral" peripheral for the Xbox One...   more

Kinect interference won't be an issue in Rock Band 4 photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new dancer is Kanami Mashita

Persona 4: Dancing All Night has an additional playable character only referred to in passing during the game, Rise's idol successor Kanami Mashita.  I'm not sure why she's dressed like a clowned out Erica (or what's wi...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new dancer is Kanami Mashita photo

Tell Harmonix to put the entirety of '...Like Clockwork' in Rock Band 4

Looking forward to Rock Band 4 just as much as I am? You're probably wondering how the upcoming roster is going to look. Me too. In fact, I'm pretty concerned. I dropped a pretty penny on hundreds of songs, with 70% of them i...   more

Tell Harmonix to put the entirety of '...Like Clockwork' in Rock Band 4 photo

Rock Band 4 is coming, and it's bringing the party back

Five years after the latest installment in the seminal music/rhythm franchise, Harmonix is going on a proverbial reunion tour. Rock Band 4 is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it's currently scheduled fo...   more

Rock Band 4 is coming, and it's bringing the party back photo

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is getting a demo

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is coming to Japan, and I couldn't be more excited as a Theatrhythm fan. While there is no announcement of a localization yet for the west, Japan is getting it on March 26, in addition to a newly...   more

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is getting a demo photo

I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action

Harmonix is reviving Amplitude this summer and, if recent rumors hold up, Activison might bring back Guitar Hero. The lows of the rhythm genre are real low, but I'm ready for that high again. Going into this weekend's PAX Ea...   more

I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action photo

There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now

"This isn't the BlazBlue game you're looking for," he persuades you with a small wave of the hand. Okay, maybe it is. Maybe you're in the market for a "gluttonous" rhythm game where you "eat to the beat of BlazBlue." In that ...   more

There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now photo

Reunion tour: New Guitar Hero reportedly in development

Don't adjust your (hot tub) time machine. You haven't traveled back to 2010; it just feels like it. According to a report from Kotaku UK, Activision has a new Guitar Hero title in the works. It's said to be announced at ...   more

Reunion tour: New Guitar Hero reportedly in development photo

Rise is dancing all night in Persona 4's Vita rhythm game

We are four months away from Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japan release (and special edition Vita) and we've already seen and heard the lovely intro, so now what? Well, character trailers can be fun. Little tastes of the b...   more

Rise is dancing all night in Persona 4's Vita rhythm game  photo

Beard View: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2

Oh hello Destructoid! Its your old beard buddy Jed here, and I guess I'm officially part of the Dtoid team now. Are you proud yet dad!? This time on Beard View we're taking a look at Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2, the Vocalo...   more

Beard View: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 photo

If this is what a 'rhythm violence' game looks like, I'm all about them

While watching this trailer for THUMPER, a self-described rhythm violence game from current Harmonix artist Brian Gibson and former lead programmer Marc Flury, I didn't want to blink. I also let out a confused "what?" follow...   more

If this is what a 'rhythm violence' game looks like, I'm all about them photo

Senran Kagura creator's IA/VT Colorful drops in June

Vocaloid rhythm game IA/VT Colorful has a new Japanese release date, Famitsu reveals. The new project from Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki is now set to debut June 25 on PlayStation Vita. Marvelous initially planned to...   more

Senran Kagura creator's IA/VT Colorful drops in June photo

Harmonix releasing more Rock Band DLC, a couple of 'we're back' songs

In mid-January, Harmonix surprised everyone by breaking its radio silence on Rock Band with the first set of downloadable songs in almost two years. While it's not quite the return to weekly DLC, Harmonix looks to be ba...   more

Harmonix releasing more Rock Band DLC, a couple of 'we're back' songs photo

Teddy Diefenbach's Alphabeats is up on Steam Greenlight

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...   more

Teddy Diefenbach's Alphabeats is up on Steam Greenlight photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan

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-...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan photo

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

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 ...   more

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

Persona 4 Dancing All Night's theme is just groovy

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 ...   more

Persona 4 Dancing All Night's theme is just groovy photo

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

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 ...   more

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

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

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...   more

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

Amplitude delayed from March until 'summer'

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...   more

Amplitude delayed from March until 'summer' photo

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

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...   more

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

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

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...   more

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

Hell yes, hell yes, Rhythm Heaven 3DS

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:   more

Hell yes, hell yes, Rhythm Heaven 3DS photo

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

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...   more

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

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets Xenogears DLC

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...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets Xenogears DLC photo

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest looks, sounds AMAZING!

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.   more

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest looks, sounds AMAZING! photo

Square Enix announces Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

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...   more

Square Enix announces Theatrhythm Dragon Quest photo

Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude

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 ...   more

Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude photo

Inside My Radio is a rad rhythm-platformer

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...   more

Inside My Radio is a rad rhythm-platformer photo

Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

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...   more

Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd photo

Review: Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit!

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...   more

Review: Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! photo

Review: The Voice: I Want You

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...   more

Review: The Voice: I Want You photo

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11

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...   more

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo


Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo



Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

[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...   more

Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo

This is why I love Vib-Ribbon

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...   more

This is why I love Vib-Ribbon photo

A City Sleeps still looks enchanting, available now on Steam

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...   more

A City Sleeps still looks enchanting, available now on Steam photo

Review: Dance Central Spotlight

[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...   more

Review: Dance Central Spotlight photo

Enough teasing: Vib-Ribbon is headed to PlayStation Network

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...   more

Enough teasing: Vib-Ribbon is headed to PlayStation Network photo

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

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...   more

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

Persona 4: Dancing All Night delayed in Japan

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...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night delayed in Japan photo

Review: Size DOES Matter

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...   more

Review: Size DOES Matter photo

Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

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...   more

Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call photo

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful delayed to 2015

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...   more

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful delayed to 2015 photo