Harmonix finds rhythm with fully-funded Amplitude sequel on Kickstarter [Update]

It's official -- Amplitude will return next year, thanks to a positive Kickstarter campaign.


Update: Following the Kickstarter's success, Harmonix has taken to Twitch to answer questions and discuss the game in more detail. Among the items up for discussion is online head-to-head multiplayer, which Director of Publishing & PR John Drake has stated will be one of Harmonix's first Kickstarter stretch goals at $1.25M. The live stream can be seen after the break.

Original story: At first, it didn't look like a sure thing, only getting halfway to its goal with a matter of days to go. However, never count out the faithful fans that love Harmonix – thanks to them, the company's pitched revival of the PlayStation 2 classic Amplitude is happening.

Mid-Thursday afternoon, the game crossed over its estimated $775,000 goal, with just under 24 hours to go in the KickStarter program. As a result, the developer will now produce the game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, with an estimated release of early 2015.

The developer had been trying to ramp up excitement for the project all month, even going as far as announcing bands that would take part with Amplitude's soundtrack, including Anamanguchi and developer-favorited Freezepop. Now, all that's left to focus on is possible stretch goals for the campaign, as it can continue to earn money through this afternoon.

If you missed out on donating, or you want to take advantage of the many perks offered with it, you can still give to the Kickstarter campaign here here. Who knows? It might just make $800,000, and result in development team member John Drake taking another pie to the face. (Because, hey, that's not Nick Chester's bag, right?)

Harmonix is currently streaming live. Watch the stream below. (Update: The stream is over, but here's the archive.)

Watch live video from Harmonixmusic on TwitchTV

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    May 22, 2014 4:45 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Harmonix finds rhythm with fully-funded Amplitude sequel on Kickstarter.

    It's official -- Amplitude will return next year, thanks to a positive Kickstarter campaign.

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      May 22, 2014 4:48 PM

      Didn't see that happening, figured this thing was dead in the water.

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      May 22, 2014 4:53 PM

      Harmonix is streaming on Twitch right now and we've gone ahead and embedded it in the article. Give it a look.

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        May 22, 2014 5:01 PM

        UPDATE: Online head-to-head multiplayer is the Kickstarter's first stretch goal at $1.25M.

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      May 23, 2014 6:51 AM

      So glad this got funded. Thanks for posting about it!

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      May 23, 2014 6:56 AM

      *beatles fan circa 1964 screaming, weeping*

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        May 23, 2014 8:03 AM

        I never back Kickstarters... I should do this one I guess? Cross that line? I have a hangup against ordering things far before I will see a product, even if there is a substantial price break or free swag.

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          May 23, 2014 8:15 AM

          I don't think it's necessary. It made the main goal, it's not going to make the stretch, so just wait and buy it when it comes out.

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            May 23, 2014 8:16 AM

            bear in mind if you had posted this before they made the goal i would tell you to back it and have threatened you with severe bodily harm otherwise

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