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Hello-Fi Rush: How the Movies of Edgar Wright Impressed Tango Gameworks’ New Sport


  • Hello-Fi Rush recreation director John Johanas dropped by the Xbox Podcast this week for an interview about Tango Gameworks’ shock new title.
  • He revealed that the sport was impressed partly by the filmmaking of Edgar Wright, and dove into precisely how.
  • Hello-Fi Rush is out now for Xbox Collection X|S and PC, and is out there with an Xbox Sport Go or PC Sport Go membership.

Hello-Fi Rush may need been Developer_Direct’s massive shock, getting an announcement and a launch in a single day, however that doesn’t imply its improvement was simply as a lot of a whirlwind. In actual fact, recreation director John Johanes has been pitching the concept for this rhythm-action experiment for years, way back to the unique Evil Inside recreation. And it seems, he had a really particular, non-gaming inspiration from the very begin: the movies of Edgar Wright.

Chatting with the Xbox Podcast, Johanas defined that, whereas Tango Gameworks may be recognized for its horror titles, the studio had been on the lookout for a option to do one thing completely different for fairly a while:

Hi-Fi Rush character art

“Most likely you understand our studio for making horror video games with The Evil Inside and Ghostwire: Tokyo, however that is one thing that we’ve wished to make that [would] actually fully change the picture of our studio, and in addition pushed us as builders to what we are able to do, or what’s potential, even, within the recreation universe, as a result of we wished to sort of do one thing new, and that’s sort of the place the unique idea- that’s basically how I pitched it.

“This recreation itself is simply one thing that personally I all the time wished to make for a very very long time, and fortunately timing was proper internally that we simply noticed it as a pleasant palette cleanser after we completed The Evil Inside 2, to sort of department off and take a look at one thing new.”

Whereas Hello-Fi Rush attracts on some very recognizable gaming influences – the rhythm style and basic technical motion video games loom massive – one of many beginning factors for all this was drawn from the world of flicks:

“One of many earliest issues we had– and this type of influenced the path on our model for a way we did issues – was the films that Edgar Wright as a director would make. And I do know possibly folks would evaluate this to Child Driver [Editor’s note: I did exactly this in our hands-on with the game, whoops], which is about music — music to tied to the pictures very coherently — however really this pre-dated that considerably. There was a scene within the unique Shaun of the Useless that had them preventing in a bar to a Queen soundtrack [Warning: adult language] that was choreographed to it. Possibly you noticed that, possibly you keep in mind it.

“I used to be like, ‘That was so cool, what if we made a recreation that was precisely like that?’ And in order that’s how I sort of pitched it. That’s how the concept got here to be, many, a few years [ago] once we had been nonetheless making the unique The Evil Inside, however [Hi-Fi Rush] lastly gave us an opportunity to pursue that angle.”

That inspiration goes additional than simply the rhythmic fight idea, too. In wannabe rockstar Chai, Hello-Fi Rush additionally has a very Wrightian lead character:

“I knew I wished this predominant character that was, like, not a superhero. The large reference level we used was Scott Pilgrim, particularly the Edgar Wright Scott Pilgrim as a result of I’m speaking about Edgar Wright as an affect. Nevertheless it’s this type of like anti-hero, in a way – not that they’re evil, however they’re simply virtually dumb.”

Hello-Fi Rush wears these influences on its sleeve, and is all of the extra joyful for it. It is a recreation that celebrates the video games, music and films that helped encourage it, and that makes its shock launch on Xbox and PC (with Xbox Sport Go and PC Sport Go members in a position to play as a part of their membership) all of the extra thrilling. And, so far as this author is worried, if Tango Gameworks does wish to head again to horror sooner or later, it all the time has Final Evening In Soho to look to and hold that Edgar Wright fascination in full movement…

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Really feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag workforce of allies insurgent towards an evil robotics enhancement megacorp with raucous rhythm fight! From Tango Gameworks, the studio that introduced you The Evil Inside® and Ghostwire®: Tokyo (no, actually) comes Hello-Fi RUSH, an all-new motion recreation the place the characters, world and fight stylishly sync to the music!


Labeled ‘faulty’ after a shady company experiment mistakenly fuses a music participant to his coronary heart, Chai should now battle for his freedom in a slick animated world the place all the pieces – platforming puzzles, enemy assaults and even the colourful gags & banter – are synced to the beat.


Tackle armies of company drones (learn: precise robots) in satisfying, rhythm-amplified fight. Time your strikes to tug off flashy Beat Hits, hard-hitting particular talents and even mixture assaults together with your allies! Wish to showcase? Go additional and faucet into the beat to amp up your abilities and earn these covetous S-rank scores.


Lead a squad of colourful teammates and take the battle to the guts of an, er, heartless company. Sq. off with every division’s boss, from Manufacturing to Advertising to Finance, every extra prepared to guard the corporate’s backside line than the final in over-the-top battle sequences accompanied by their very own music tracks!


Faucet your toes to a killer mixtape of unique music, in addition to songs by 9 Inch Nails, The Prodigy, The Pleasure Formidable and extra! Wish to showcase your abilities to a dwell streaming viewers? Fret not: Hello-Fi RUSH features a streamer-friendly alternate audio mode which replaces these licensed songs with unique tracks made particularly for streaming Hello-Fi RUSH.



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