There is an ad for Tango Gameworks What is coming: the arrival of Ghostwire: Tokyo on Xbox and, by extension, on Game Pass. It’s no surprise that Deathloop is following in its footsteps. However, everything indicates that Bethesda’s Japanese division still has an ace in its hand. A game formerly known as Project Hibiki and which has recently been registered as Hi-Fi RUSH.
What is Hi-Fi RUSH? So far everything that has been said goes in the same direction. As has been said, it would be a smaller-scale project than the usual Tango, set in a dystopia in Japan with a colorful and futuristic aesthetic and, in terms of gameplay, with game mechanics that combine combat with rhythm. But, as we say, there is nothing announced (or suggested) officially about it.
Regarding his presentation, Resetera has shown several pieces of concept art signed by Jamie Martin, including designs for modular science fiction structures that, according to his description, will be used in a “artificial training environment” and were used for a demo of an unreleased game.
Also through Resetera we know that ZeniMax itself registered the brand and logo of the game previously shown last October. Now, we know that a registration has been made in the ESBR (via billbil-kun) in which its classification for adolescents is indicated, for those over 12 years of age.
A game from Shinji Mikami’s studio away from survival horror?? Well, technically it’s not the first. Since 2022 it came to iOS and Android Hero Says. A colorful JRPG game available in Japan. And yes, it is part of the Bethesda and Tango licenses. Which, on the other hand, broadens the studio’s records vastly and opens the door for more experimental games.
When will the announcement be made? HIFI RUSH? Well, Xbox will start its own format of digital events called Developer_Direct from January 25, so it is quite likely that this context will be used to make a more complete presentation and announce the platforms on which it will be available.