Harmonix bets Amplitude HD's future on Kickstarter

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix has posted a Kickstarter to fund a sequel to Amplitude, its rhythm action game from the PlayStation 2 era. The company is currently seeking $775,000 for the project, using the crowdfunding platform to gauge legitimate interest. "Legitimate" in this context being people who put their money where their mouth is.

"Our aim with this Kickstarter is to be humble in our expectations. The current goal is to make a faithful Amplitude 'HD' - the core experience from PS2 re-developed for modern gaming devices," the company notes on its Kickstarter page. "We certainly have LOTS of crazy ideas that could blow this concept out. Your contribution, feedback, and community input will decide where this project will land and how many crazy ideas we can incorporate!"

If successful, the new Amplitude will be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, which makes sense because Sony owns the intellectual property. A cross-buy code will be given to the first 1,000 pledges at the $15 tier and a code is standard with the $20 tier. The game is currently scheduled to drift down the super note highway in March, 2015.