Tango Gameworks, the studio behind the survival horror game The Evil Within, surprised fans with their latest game, Hi-Fi Rush, which was launched on January 25 for Xbox Series X|S and PC.
According to the game's description, Hi-Fi Rush is an action-adventure rhythm game that follows the story of Chai, a wannabe rockstar who goes up against a sinister robotics enhancement conglomerate using rhythm-amplified combat where everything—from the motion in the environment to the blows of combat—is synced to the music. This means that players get rewarded for jumping, dodging, and parrying attacks. The key to the game is timing and staying on beat to execute the perfect combos.
From Tango Gameworks, makers of The Evil Within comes...something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
Hi-Fi RUSH is an all-new action game where everything you do syncs to the beat!
Available TODAY on Xbox Series X|S via Xbox Game Pass & PC! #DeveloperDirect pic.twitter.com/B7kAmJT9rp
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 25, 2023
Shinji Mikami, the founder of Tango Gameworks and creator of the Resident Evil series, told Famitsu in an interview last year that he wanted the company to make games outside of the survival horror genre.
I hope to eventually change the image that Tango Gameworks currently has. At the moment, we are still seen as a studio that specializes only in survival horror.
Of course, it’s nice to have fans think of us as a studio with a reputation for developing survival horror games. But we also want to be viewed as a studio that can create a wider variety of games. We will be releasing more and more new games in the future, starting with Ghostwire: Tokyo, so please give us your support.
Last year, Bethesda Softworks published Ghostwire: Tokyo, an action-adventure game played from a first-person perspective. Though the game incorporates some horror themes and elements, Tango Gameworks designed it primarily as an action-adventure title. A recent leak revealed that Ghostwire: Tokyo will be coming to Xbox in March after being released as a one-year limited-time exclusive for PlayStation 5 and Windows.
Hi-Fi Rush was officially announced during the Xbox and Bethesda Developer_Direct showcase, where other games such as Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall took center stage. Minecraft Legends will be released on April 18, and the previously-delayed Redfall will be available to play on the Xbox Series S/X and the PC on May 2. However, an official release date for Forza Motorsport has yet to be announced but it did get a new trailer.