Hello-Fi Rush was an early shock in 2023, being introduced and launched on the identical day in addition to being a cartoony rhythm-action brawler from a studio identified for horror. Our assessment discovered it did not fairly stick the touchdown however however delivered stellar moments, which is certainly how I felt about it: there aren’t too many video games where you may beat robots into scrap to the beat of a 9 Inch Nails music, and Hello-Fi Rush definitely delivers that.
The game’s newest free update has arrived and brings two new modes, each of that are unlocked after you’ve got crushed the primary story. BPM Rush sees guitar-wielding protagonist Chai dealing with enemy waves with the beats per minute (BPM) of the music growing as you progress, growing each the velocity of Chai’s combos and the enemy movesets as much as what Tango Gameworks calls a “blistering 200 BPM”.
“For reference, the best velocity in the primary game was 160 BPM,” stated John Johanas, director of Hello-Fi Rush. “[BPM Rush] options an Simple and Regular mode which displays the quantity of injury you obtain and enemies take, however the general gameplay is identical. Nonetheless, finishing both Regular or Simple will unlock a further difficulty, EX Mode, which begins you virtually right on the prime velocity and places you towards waves of high-level enemies as their harm steadily will increase between every wave!”
The second addition is a twist on the prevailing Rhythm Tower, referred to as Energy Up! Tower Up! Gamers begin as a de-powered Chai and, as they ascend between flooring by battering robots, select from a number of upgrades. It is what Tango’s carried out with the upgrades that makes this mode, with sure ones having constructive bonuses and others damaging bugs that have an effect on the subsequent battle. Johanas stated it is doable with the fitting upgrades to overpower Chai previous his regular max ranges.
“Typically you’ll get fortunate and Zanzo’s laser drones will probably be in your aspect and taking out enemies for a ground,” stated Johanas. “However different occasions, it’s possible you’ll must be careful for lengthy vary enemies since all beam assaults can now deal considerably extra harm!”
The update additionally provides 40 new challenges throughout the brand new modes, and a bonanza of latest beauty equipment and costumes, photograph mode rewards together with new poses and filters, sticker packs for stated pictures, and new particular assaults. It is by far the most important update to the game, however undoubtedly not the primary: since February Tango has added a photograph mode, new help options to assist gamers keep on-beat, and costume packs.
“Lastly, we’ve got one thing particular for many who prefer to name themselves… completionists,” stated Johanas. “We prefer to go overboard with placing little secrets and techniques in our updates however for this one, whereas it may not be so little, it actually is a big thanks to everybody who’s performed Hello-Fi Rush up to now.”
Properly nicely nicely. My favorite Easter Egg within the game up to now is a giant trace that The Evil Inside 3 is going on (Johanas directed TEW2), however there is no clue but what that is and I doubt I will be pulling off good parries at 200BPM anytime quickly. In the event you’re a rhythm head who finds one thing bizarre within the new update although, you can all the time ship us a tip.