Takeshi Hirai, who devout Sega fans
might recognize as one of the key programmers behind the Shenmue and
Space Channel 5 series, has a new musically themed game cooking for
PlayStation Vita owners in Japan, entitled Orgarhythm.
The title was spotted in a recent issue
of Japanese magazine Famitsu (translated by Andriasang). The preview
indicates the game will cast players as a god who controls
elementally themed minions via a musical combat system, and implement
a soundtrack that rises and falls with the players actions. According
to Famitsu, Orgarhythm
will also implement a cooperative and competitive multiplayer mode,
allowing PS Vita owners to link up and create sweet, sweet omnipotent violence.
is being developed by Hirai's studio, Neilo, and will be released
this summer by publisher Acquire. A western release has not been
confirmed, however a sample of the game's tunes – which Hirai
pitches as a blend of rock, club, and tribal music – is available to all
on the newly launched teaser site.