There are very few stories that make this blogger weep. Don’t worry these tears are not of remorse, but tears of overzealous joy. You see, when I was desperately trying to get my girlfriend to see why I enjoy videogames, I directed her to a very special game. That game was Harmonix’s Amplitude, a little known game developed for the PS2 way back when. Suffice to say, after playing it my girlfriend immediately ordered me to buy a PS2 and the game. She hasn’t stopped playing it since. Well, after reading this post, I might be forced to purchase a PS3 for the living room. Harmonix big boss, Alex Rigopulos, may have hinted at an Amplitude for the PS3 in an interview with Ars Technica.
When asked if he would consider putting together another Amplitude, Rigopulos said that he “would love to. That game is still close to my heart. I love it. I’d love to do a sequel to Amplitude, actually.” See, you can’t see me right now, but I am having a joy-seizure. Rigopulos seems very open to the idea, but remarks that there is a lot of work in putting together another Amplitude. “It’s an issue of prioritization… For us, that lingering question of ‘what are we going to do about Amplitude‘ is still very much out there. I would love to come back and do it right for the PlayStation 3, for example.”
Oh yes, thank you Lord, you have brought joy to one gamer’s heart. For those of you who don’t know anything about Amplitude, think of it as a pre-cursor to Guitar Hero with a little bit of arcade shooting thrown in for good measure. Not playing this game is like never hearing of Shadow of the Colosuss.