Tango Gameworks, the developer behind The Evil Within, made a public debut at the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct by announcing their upcoming music-based title, Hi-Fi Rush. This was a surprise to many, as the game had already leaked and was available for players to access the same day.
On the other hand, the majority of the games showcased during the event had expected launch dates for the first half of 2023. Minecraft Legends was revealed to be released then, and new footage of Forza Motorsport was revealed. It is not common for developers to give out surprise launches of titles during events like this, especially from studios like Tango Gameworks.
The launch trailer for Hi-Fi Rush serves as the game’s announcement trailer and is a departure from Tango Gameworks’ usual fare. Rather than the gritty horror games The Evil Within for which the company is known, Hi-Fi Rush is an action game with an anime-inspired art style. The gameplay is similar to games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, but with an added musical/rhythmic element where players gain a reward when they attack in time with the game’s music.
Those looking for a thrill can find it in Hi-Fi Rush, which offers plenty of intense bouts with small-scale adversaries and platforming tests that culminate in spectacular boss battles. Fans of adrenalin-pumping action games, such as Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, may find much to be excited about in Hi-Fi Rush, though its art style and characters could prove to be controversial. For anyone curious about this title, it can be accessed through an Xbox Game Pass subscription, enabling people to try it out without having to pay full price.
When Hi-Fi Rush suddenly launched, there were no reviews to tell fans if the game was worth it. However, Game Pass subscribers can try it out since it was stated during the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct that the game would be available a few hours after the event finished. Fans of Tango Gameworks’ previous projects or those who like this type of action game should be able to try it soon. It should be noted, though, that Hi-Fi Rush is only available for next-gen consoles and not Xbox One.
Hi-Fi Rush is making its official debut on January 25, available for both PC and Xbox Series X.