One of Harmonix’s early cult classics released back in 2003, Amplitude gained respect from critics, but never found a huge audience. Today, Harmonix announced it was planning to faithfully recreate the experience for current gen consoles, by crowdfunding the project through kickstarter, details of which are here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harmonix/amplitude
“In the 11 years since Amplitude’s release, Harmonix has gone on to create true pop culture phenomena with the original Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central. Still, there was a quiet clawing in the back of our minds. Pleas from Amplitude fans, strangers on the street, and veterans of the studio – we needed to revisit this era of gaming and update it for the modern age!”
Harmonix hopes to raise $775,500 by the 23rd of this month, which will be an indicator to Harmonix that this is a viable project. Its a project that the team has desperately wanted to work on, and this is a perfect way to garner interest and give something back to the fans of the studio that have been around since the Amplitude era.
There are a huge list of rewards for backers, from early access to the full release title to a visit to the studio and even an evening with the Harmonix team! Be wary that after a certain reward tier, rewards are locked to continental North America only, though copies of the game should be available for everyone who backs $15 or more.
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