XSEED Games, an ‘independent minded publisher’ have today announced that their upcoming music and real-time strategy rhythm game ‘Orgarhythm’ is set to be released on the Playstation Vita via the Playstation Network starting the 23rd October 2012. The game, coming in at a price of $29.99 was developed by ACQUIRE in conjunction with Neilo, the new studio founded by Takashi Hirai (Space Channel 5, Rez).
In Orgarhythm, rhythm and sound act as the user interface, allowing players to control their armies and protect their god through rhythmic interaction with on-screen prompts. The result is a truly hypnotic mobile gaming experience unlike any other. Playing as the God of Light, players will battle the forces of the God of Darkness by deploying elemental soldiers for rhythm-based attacks synced to a hypnotic mix of rock, club and tribal music.
In the game, rhythm is a weapon and different attacks occur on different beats, making the game’s catchy soundtrack dynamic to user input. Each unit type is based on one of the three elements of Earth, Water and Fire, and each elemental troop has a “rock, paper, scissors” relationship between the opposing elements. With these dynamics in mind, players must choose how to effectively deploy their forces while keeping beat with the music. Players use three taps to choose the unit and attack type, then a swipe of the finger across the screen to choose position and formation. Using the same interface mechanic, players can also unleash their divine powers to boost attack, defense and healing, or slow down enemy troops. The game also includes both versus and co-op two-player modes via ad-hoc network play.
In addition, they have mentioned the fan-submission contest held last month is now closed and submissions are currently being evaluated.