Tango Gameworks, the developer behind The Evil Within games, is reportedly set to unveil its new game called Hi-Fi Rush soon. The studio released its latest PS5 timed exclusive, Ghostwire: Tokyo, just last year following an exclusivity deal struck between Sony and publisher Bethesda. The open-world action-horror title is apparently scheduled to arrive on Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass in March, a year after its release.
According to leaker billbil-kun, the source behind numerous accurate PlayStation Plus lineup leaks, Tango Gameworks will reveal Hi-Fi Rush soon, though didn’t specify when we’ll see it. The unannounced game will apparently come in two editions: a standard and deluxe edition. It’s unclear if Tango Gameworks’ Shinji Mikami is involved with the project.
It’s possible that we’ll see Hi-Fi Rush officially be unveiled at the upcoming Xbox Developer Direct showcase set to take place later tonight, though Microsoft already made it clear that it mainly focus on updates for Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends and future content for The Elder Scrolls Online. Perhaps Xbox has a few surprises in store for us after all, though we’ll just have to wait and see.
Last year, Mikami expressed interest in tackling smaller, non-horror games in the future. With a title like Hi-Fi Rush, it’s probably not a horror game but might involve some elements of music or rhythm, though that’s just speculation on our part.
Tango Gameworks received acclaim following the releases of The Evil Within and its 2017 sequel. Mikami, best known for directing several entries in the Resident Evil series, currently leads Tango Gameworks.
Ghostwire: Tokyo was released last year to mostly positive reviews, with many praising its creative, distinct art direction and unique gameplay that required players to expel various Japanese urban myths and legends that prowl the streets of a desolate Shibuya. However, the story and characters were criticised alongside its tendency to rely on open-world tropes. Personally, it was one of my favourite games of 2022.