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A City Sleeps is a musical 'bullet hell' shooter from Harmonix

Harmonix has unveiled their latest game, taking inspirations from bullet hell and anime. A City Sleeps will hit PC in October.

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PAX Prime hasn't started yet, but that hasn't stopped Harmonix from revealing their latest game. The creators of Rock Band and Dance Central have unveiled a new twin-stick shooter called A City Sleeps, adding bullet hell shooting to their musical resume.

A City Sleeps centers around a girl named Poe, who enters people's dreams to remove the demons that dwell within them with the air of her Koto-sword called "Heartstrings." The anime-style action game promises hardcore twin-stick shooting with tactical choices. And as has become the hallmark of Harmonix, much of the action, including enemy spawning and movement patterns, will be driven by the game's soundtrack.

For more, check out the teaser below. The game is already listed on Steam and is set to release in October.

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    August 28, 2014 10:22 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, A City Sleeps is a musical 'bullet hell' shooter from Harmonix.

    Harmonix has unveiled their latest game, taking inspirations from bullet hell and anime. A City Sleeps will hit PC in October.

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      August 28, 2014 10:25 AM

      I...I must have it.

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        August 28, 2014 11:35 AM

        Have you bought Crypt of the Necrodancer yet?

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      August 28, 2014 11:07 AM

      Harmonix has announced FIVE games since the last time they actually released one (Fantasia, Chroma, Amplitude, Dance Central Spotlight, A City Sleeps).

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        August 28, 2014 12:59 PM

        Yes, but four of those are releasing over the next two months. It's not like they have a great history of vaporware.

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        August 28, 2014 1:34 PM

        .... YAAAAAAAAAAY

        Only two of those got totally boned by the Kinect becoming optional!

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