by Marlan Moore | staff editor
XSEED Games has announced that they’ll be releasing their unique music/real-time strategy mash-up, Orgarhythm, on October 23 exclusively for the PS Vita through the Playstation Store for $29.99.
The game, which has been developed by ACQUIRE and Takashi Hirai‘s new studio, Neilo, has players using rhythm and sound to control armies. Hirai’s previous works include classic music-lover games Space Channel 5 and REZ.
From the press release:
In the game, rhythm is a weapon and different attacks occur on different beats, making the game’s catchy soundtrack dynamic to user input. Each unit type is based on one of the three elements of Earth, Water and Fire, and each elemental troop has a “rock, paper, scissors” relationship between the opposing elements. With these dynamics in mind, players must choose how to effectively deploy their forces while keeping beat with the music. Players use three taps to choose the unit and attack type, then a swipe of the finger across the screen to choose position and formation. Using the same interface mechanic, players can also unleash their divine powers to boost attack, defense and healing, or slow down enemy troops. The game also includes both versus and co-op two-player modes via ad-hoc network play.
Story-wise, players will be taking control of the God of Light and doing battle against the God of Darkness “ by deploying elemental soldiers for rhythm-based attacks synced to a hypnotic mix of rock, club and tribal music.” Just rename “God of Light” to “Jacob,” and “God of Darkness” to “Man in Black,” and you’ve got yourself a Lost rhythm game!
XSEED also mentioned that submissions for their Orgarhythm music contest are now closed, and winners will be announced shortly.
Some new screens of the game have also been released and can be seen below.