Orgarhythm blends RTS, music, and cute little massacres

Well, they finally did it. They finally made a game that looks like a cross between Pikmin and Space Channel 5. On top of that, Orgarhythm is being developed by Neilo, a studio formed by one of the lead programmers of Shenmue. It’s bound to move quite a few units based on that pedigree alone. 

I’m not kidding about the Pikmin thing. Everything about this game, the perspective, the red, blue and yellow “troops”, the battles with large, dominating bosses that can effortlessly toss your army around like they were a bunch of paper dummies — it all just screams “Pikmin”. The big difference is, the colorful soldiers of Orgarhythm all look like physically fit dudes, and they all love to dance. At least, that’s what I’ve gathered from this trailer. It’s one of those weird “concept” trailers that is a little bit hard to read. Tell me if you see anything I missed.

Let’s hope we hear more about Orgarhythm sometime soon. The game is planned for release on the PSP in Japan and on the PS Vita in the U.S sometime this year.

[Thanks Mario2Man!]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes