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Harmonix is bringing Amplitude back, Kickstarter is live photo
Harmonix is bringing Amplitude back, Kickstarter is live

11:00 AM on 05.05.2014

Planned for PS3 and PS4


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. They're hoping to fund a new version of Amplitude for PS3 and PS4.

In the decade or so since these games, Harmonix has become a bit of a big deal with Rock Band, Dance Central, and others. They're wanting to get back to basics, but they hope to be able to plug in some of the creative power they've built up over the years for this new Amplitude. They'll also plug into their mastery of beat-matching that they've learned during Rock Band's development, giving them better control over timing windows.

Expect "an updated soundtrack, incredible visuals, and fine-tuned controls" added to the classic formula, as well single and local multiplayer modes. Oh, and crazy difficulty -- that'll be back. Harmonix says that they are aiming for 60 frames per second on PS3 and PS4. Think of this as the HD, upgraded version of the classic, one that could become a full sequel depending on your contribution and feedback. 

Be sure to check out the single concept image in our gallery below.

The Amplitude Kickstarter is live right now


Harmonix is bringing Amplitude back, Kickstarter is live photo




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


I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action photo


Amplitude delayed from March until 'summer' photo


Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude photo


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


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


Amplitude Kickstarter crosses finish line with $844K photo


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


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


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


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12:00 PM on 03.13.2015
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8:52 AM on 01.19.2015
Amplitude delayed from March until 'summer'

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10:45 AM on 12.05.2014
Harmonix returns to classic rhythm-action with Amplitude

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Amplitude Kickstarter crosses finish line with $844K

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6:37 PM on 05.22.2014
Get ready 2 rokk: Amplitude's Kickstarter successfully funded

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