Hi-Fi RUSH is a rhythm action game for a single player developed by Tango Gameworks, the award-winning studio responsible for Ghostwire: Tokyo and The Evil Within. The entire universe in Hi-Fi RUSH dances to the beat. All of the game’s animations, from the swaying trees in the surroundings to each strike landed during combat, are perfectly synchronised to the music.
The player assumes the role of Chai, a slacker with rock star aspirations. During a technological procedure to obtain a robotic limb, he discovers an unanticipated “extra” when his music player is fused into his power unit. The corporation sponsoring the project labels him a “defect,” making him a candidate for deactivation. Chai must use rhythmic fighting and the assistance of a motley group of pals to defeat the company’s cruel business masters and escape while being pursued by a squad of corporate overlords and an army of robots.
Gameplay That’s Constantly in Sync – Every facet of the Hi-Fi RUSH universe is synchronised with the game’s soundtrack. Combat moments are precisely synchronised with the tempo of the music, resulting in gameplay that is not only thrilling but also incredibly enjoyable. With an emphasis on action, Hi-Fi RUSH is a rhythm action game. A player’s actions are not predetermined by the music as in a standard rhythm game; players have the freedom of a complete action game. However, inputting actions in time with the beat amplifies a player’s attacks in time with the music.
Packed With Personality – The ensemble of outlandish characters in Hi-Fi RUSH, each with its own distinct personalities and abilities, assists Chai in defeating the bad guys and amps up the game’s fun tone. Hi-Fi RUSH is unlike anything else made by Tango Gameworks and delivers a playful and amusing gameplay experience that everybody can enjoy.
Addictive Music – Hi-Fi RUSH features an energising and catchy soundtrack of licenced tunes, ranging from well-known rock songs to some original compositions that will keep players engaged and headbanging throughout the game. The licenced and created music in Hi-Fi RUSH is more than just background music, as each track matches the tempo of the characters, setting, platforming, and action in each level.
Dynamic Visuals – From carefully crafted humour to sharp comic book effects, Hi-Fi RUSH’s aesthetics are lively and entertaining. The aesthetic style of Hi-Fi RUSH not only appeals to a
It is also gentle on players’ hardware and does not require a costly graphics card to look vibrant and beautiful on Xbox or PC.
Streamer Mode – Hi-Fi RUSH features a Streamer Mode that substitutes the game’s licenced tracks with creative songs for those who wish to broadcast or upload gameplay footage. This mode should make it possible for streamers and content creators to broadcast and publish their gameplay with minimal risk of claims, takedowns, and muting.
This option is toggled in the Gameplay Options menu. Even if players follow these precautions, there is no guarantee that external parties or software will not tamper with posted content due to causes beyond our control. Using Streamer Mode is meant to lessen the likelihood of this happening.
Licensed Tracks (not featured in Streamer Mode)
- Nine Inch Nails – “1,000,000”
- Nine Inch Nails – “Perfect Drug”
- The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
- Prodigy – “Invaders Must Die”
- The Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
- Number Girl – “Inazawa Chainsaw”/li>
- Wolfgang Gartner – “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony”
- Zwan – “Honestly”
Included in the Hi-Fi RUSH Deluxe Edition:
- Hi-Fi RUSH (base game)
- Two Chai outfits*
- Seven bonus Chai t-shirts
- 808-Themed Guitar Skin
- 808 Alternate Skin
- Gears Starter Pack with 20,000 Gears for unlocking combat skills and other upgrades. (Note: Gears are obtained through combat and exploration in-game and not available as a purchasable currency.)
*Each of the Chai Outfits includes a hairstyle, scarf, jacket, trousers and shoes which can be mixed and matched with the T-shirts and guitar skins.
Note: Gears are immediately available after purchase. Players get access to the other items after beating the opening stage and can change their outfits in the Hideout.
Watch a set of trailers below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery
Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer