Harmonix is best known for its work on the Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central console games, but its 2003 release Amplitude was also a cult hit on the PlayStation 2. Now Harmonix is turning to the online crowd to fund a sequel for PS3 and PS4, launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $775k. “We believe we can rebuild Amplitude for current consoles and make it an even more amazing experience than before,” explains the company in its pitch. “We’re aiming to deliver an updated soundtrack, incredible visuals, and fine-tuned controls.” One of the reward tiers – pledges of $500 or more – will let up to 500 people have a say on what tracks make it into the game’ soundtrack. That said, Harmonix says most of the music will be composed in-house: “We will pursue licensed music for this release if we can secure enough funding,” explains the pitch. “It should be noted that licensed music is far more expensive and difficult to secure and to work into a natural gameplay flow than it may appear on the surface.” The campaign will run for 18 days, and $775k is quite a high total to aim for – the next couple of says will be crucial in building enough momentum to convince wavering pledgers to get their wallets out.

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