Tango Gameworks, the Bethesda Softworks studio behind the horror games The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyounveiled his next project, Hi-Fi Rush, Wednesday during an Xbox Developer Direct livestream. It’s a big diversion for the studio; Hi-Fi Rush is a cartoonish rhythm-based action game with a colorful visual style that looks somewhere between Sega Radio Jet Set and insomniacs Overdrive at sunset.
In another big diversion, Tango Gameworks is releasing the game today. Hi-Fi Rush launches Wednesday on Xbox Series X and Windows PC, and is included with Game Pass for Xbox and PC.
In Hi-Fi Rush, players take on the role of protagonist Chai, who has an uncanny sense of rhythm in his world. His moves and attacks help create a lively soundtrack, says Tango Gameworks. The more you keep up with the beat, the better you can connect with your attacks and abilities — “everything syncs up like a music video,” according to the studio. The game’s soundtrack includes licensed tracks from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, and Zwan. Hi-Fi Rush was directed by John Johanas, director of The Evil Within 2.