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Orgarhythm dances onto PS Vita this week

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Orgarhythm, the unabashedly weird new rhythm strategy game from XSEED, is on its way to Europe! Slated for release in PlayStation Store on 16th January at €14.99, it’s just the game for the budding strategist with a song in his or her heart.

Music! Strategy! The unholy union of rhythm and little tribal guys that you can send into battle! Orgarhythm is a hybrid rhythm/real-time strategy game where you direct your own personal army by using the touchscreen to keep the beat. Destruction and creation vie for dominance on this fledgling world. You play as the God of Light, boogieing through each level in your quest to take down your brother, the God of Darkness, and you do it with style.

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Orgarhythm employs a flawless use of PS Vita‘s sweet touch screen. The controls are very simple, the interface beautifully responsive, and your ability to direct your soldiers, absolute. Step one: tap the screen; Step two: tap again to select an elemental soldier; Step three: tap to choose an attack; and step four: drag your finger to send him out into the field to do a dance-off with the enemies trying to bar your way. Remember that: Tap > Tap > Tap > Drag. Easy!

This also wouldn’t be a rhythm-strategy game without some tactics. Those come into play with the game’s color-coded troops (on both sides), who employ a paper-rock-scissors system.

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Earth (yellow) > Water (blue) > Fire (red)

Using this system, you’ll want to send off the appropriate troops to tackle the appropriate enemy. The type of attack you select is also pretty important (getting into complicated-sounding territory again, I know…), but once you get the hang of the battle system you’ll feel the joy of what it’s like to be the conductor of a very violent orchestra. And if you can keep the beat you’ll also power up, build your army and add new layers of music as you play.

Overall, you’ll dance through 12 stages with insane bosses, ranking and online leaderboards, extreme data tracking that records every possible detail of your play in the game, ad-hoc co-op and versus modes (two players), and a mean AI that will switch up enemy tactics when you replay levels.

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Bottom line – if you like rhythm games, are into music at all or appreciate quirky gameplay, then I think you’ll want to give this one a spin.

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orgarhythm/434465066565995
Website: http://orgarhythm.com/

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Looks like this week will be an awesome week for psvita!

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:38 pm    

    ^_^ Lots of great stuff to look forward to. Hope you’ll give Orgarhythm a spin!

 
togusa-san 15 January, 2013 @ 2:41 pm   2

Sounds cool :) First RCR (it was about time now) and now this. I rly love my Vita! Btw is there any word on the EU Soul Sacrifice demo? I can’t wait to play it. Cheers ;)

    Fred Dutton 15 January, 2013 @ 2:44 pm    

    Soul Sacrifice demo is coming to EU, but I don’t have a date to announce at present. More info soon.

    Yes, plenty to play on your Vita this week :)

    Hopefully Jess will be along shortly to answer all other questions.

 
INS1GHTFUL 15 January, 2013 @ 2:42 pm   3

i liked the look of this game when i first heard about it a few months ago.
now have to figure out if i want this or retro city rampage…

will there be demo?

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:42 pm    

    It’s definitely a unique little title. When you hit your stride in it it really shines. Colorful chaos everywhere! :) And we’re looking into a demo, so stay tuned.

 

Curios to know if there is anything new added to the game or is it the same as the version that’s been out on android for a while now?

Also do you have any games on the cards that are built from the ground up for vita? Or any enhanced ports?

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:45 pm    

    I’m not sure about the Android version since we didn’t do it, but the EU version is the same as the US release. As for future stuff, we still have some interesting announcements to make, so you’ll have to see then. ^_^

 

Great!, Orgarhythm and Sumioni avaible the same week. XSEED, thank you for your Vita support?

Is there any news about Unchained Blades and Ragnarok Oddyssey coming to Europe?

It would be great if ‘Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta’ and ‘The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution’got European release.

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:49 pm    

    No problem! The Vita is a great piece of hardware and we’re happy to add to its library of games. Hope you’ll give our two latest EU offerings a shot.

    Don’t have much news on the other stuff, except that RO will be coming to Europe through a different publisher, but it’s definitely coming, so no worries.

 
Vannaa_Girl 15 January, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   6

ooooh

Fun finger dancing!!

Gracias :P

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:50 pm    

    Haha. Finger dancing indeed. When you really get in a groove they just fly across the screen. The Vita touch features are absolutely perfect for this game. I had a lot of fun playing it (especially the Nameless Goddess level!).

 
Grimm-Preacher 15 January, 2013 @ 3:33 pm   7

Yeah about time the Vita gets an awesome week :) Any news if the Playstation Mobile service will get released in South Africa?

    Fred Dutton 15 January, 2013 @ 3:36 pm    

    No update today I’m afraid – when I have news, I will pass it on, of course.

 

Awesome Xseed get those games out =) what is the £ price? Also any plans for release of Marumasa for Vita US or EU?

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:54 pm    

    We’re certainly trying! XSEED is small but scrappy, and we thank you for your patience while we work on getting you guys the goods. :) As for the £ price, I’m not sure off the top of my head. Something equivalent to the 14.99 Euro, though, I’d imagine?

penguinspl 15 January, 2013 @ 5:16 pm   9

Oboro Muramasa this is must have!!!I really hope EU or US get this game.Orgarhytm cant wait tu buy this.Thx XSEED for Eu release.

 
GamerOfThrone 15 January, 2013 @ 7:11 pm   10

Hello guys, its really nice to take time to answer our questions with all your work, thanks to you :)

Its so cool to have so much games in one week, RCR, Orgarythm, Sumioni and EDF 2017 !

Do you know if Dokuro will also be released tomorrow on PSN ?

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 7:57 pm    

    And thanks for taking an interest in our stuff! Hopefully one of our two games, Sumioni: Demon Arts or Orgarhythm, strikes your fancy.

 
GamerOfThrone 15 January, 2013 @ 8:13 pm   11

Indeed, I’d never thought a game like Orgarythm could be released in Europe, Xseed is the best support to the Vita, i’ll certainly buy Orgarythm and i want to try Sumioni so i hope there will be a trial version :)

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 11:24 pm    

    It takes us a bit of time, but we get there eventually. ^_^; Cheers for the consideration!

 
mellan_Konsten 15 January, 2013 @ 8:58 pm   12

Finally! :-)

 
mattybwbafc 15 January, 2013 @ 9:33 pm   13

cant wait to pick up both summioni demon arts and this but would like to know if unchained blades will ever make it over here in europe as i would definitely pick that up and have been wanting it since it was announced for japan.

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 11:27 pm    

    Thanks for the support on Sumioni and Orgarhythm! Not sure if there are any plans for UCB EU yet, but as soon as I hear something I’ll be sure to tweet/FB it.

 

I’m hoping for a demo. I know I’ll be getting RCR, but I’ve never played a rhythm game before, so as for now I don’t plan to take a risk at this game, since I don’t know if I like this genre of games. A demo would help.

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 11:29 pm    

    Duly noted! It’s definitely not for everyone, but we’ll see what we can do. In the meantime, there are lots of gameplay videos, blogs and reviews out for the game already if you wanted to give them a look. :)

 
NightRanma 15 January, 2013 @ 10:52 pm   15

I see the AU up there. Does this mean that this is coming to Australia? Figures. Xseed can’t be bothered giving us Ys games, or Corpse Party, or anything else decent that they localise, but we can get a rhythm game.

    Jessica Chavez 15 January, 2013 @ 11:38 pm    

    I think the countries listed up there are just for the language setting “English”… I’m sorry to report that Orgarhythm is not slated for Australia just yet. :/ As a small company we’re doing our best to spread our games to other countries that we’re not based in, but we’re just not quite to Aus yet. It’s definitely something we’re looking towards in the future, though.

 
Alexiel-FR 16 January, 2013 @ 2:21 am   16

there so much better in rhythm games on IOs or android .. the demo of ths game is soporific, the game is bad . sorry but suomoni demon is a much better original title. try the demo before buying.

 
Alexiel-FR 16 January, 2013 @ 2:24 am   17

btw, i love you Xseed , really , like Rising star game , you do for us ( japan lover who live in Europe or in the US of A ) a big favor, but please, is it fair that i had to buy ragnarok odyssey mercenary edition at the states, because eurpe will not have a physical release ? i bought the game in japanese month ago, then this great mercenary edition, but europe dont deserve the same treatment ? even if the game is not localised in french or german, i dont care. what i dont understand is why sometimes europe got stuff last…

ROBERTWARNES 16 January, 2013 @ 3:54 am   18

Let me guess this straight, XSEED releases their games on the European Playstation store only in the English language, yet they skip two of the few countries in the PAL region where English is actually a native/first language, Australia and New Zealand? Makes a whole lot of sense.

As former Prime Minster Paul Keating once said, “Australia is at the a**e end of the world”.

 
Tenchuwoh 16 January, 2013 @ 3:58 pm   19

Wow thank you alot!
I just bought both Orgarhythm & Sumioni before some minutes!

 
mellan_Konsten 16 January, 2013 @ 6:49 pm   20

I just realised it’s not coming to Sweden.

Why?

Thank you SCEE for having (CENSORED) publishing rules and (CENSORED) over Scandinavia.