Harmonix have become known for being a defining force in music and rhythm based games, with both Rock Band and Dance Central being huge hits on the home console market. Before they had you boogieing down or shredding hard, they made a lesser known gem on the Playstation 2 called Amplitude. Despite being a success amongst critics, Amplitude never quite enjoyed the same level of popularity as Harmonix‘s future titles. A sequel to the Playstation 1 title Frequency, Amplitude had players following a track and trying to shoot colored shapes in sequence to the music playing – a formula which would be the foundation of both Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Now, the developers have decided to put the power into the players’ hands by announcing a remake of Amplitude for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 via Kickstarter. Boasting the same development team who worked on the original, the remake will be the same basic game, but with updated graphics, an overhauled soundtrack, and greater emphasis on online play with leaderboards. Speaking with Kotaku, project leader Ryan Lesser said “It’s got an intensity that the other games don’t have. We think it came out before people were ready.”
You can visit the project page here.