The return of Amplitude

amplitudeBefore they made people boogie in living rooms with Dance Central or shred plastic guitars with Rock Band, the people at Harmonix made Amplitude, a fantastic, underappreciated rhythm game for the PS2.

Folks have been asking for more Amplitude for a long, long time now. Those fans might be getting their wish, but only a modern re-make of Amplitude will only come to PS3 and PS4 if enough people get excited about it bringing it back.

In many ways, Amplitude was the game that put Harmonix on the map. A sequel to 2001’s Frequency, its design shows off the basic building blocks that would show up later in Guitar Hero and Rock Band. But Amplitude was an action game played on a gamepad and offered a different sort of challenge when compared to rhythm genre titles that came before and after it.

That’s why Harmonix wants to bring the 11-year-old game back. “It’s got an intensity that the other games don’t have,” said Ryan Lesser, creative lead on the original Amplitude and the man spearheading the re-make. “We think it came out before people were ready.”

Read full article @ Kotaku

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