There's a new Neon Genesis Evangelion game coming out soon on the PSP. It's a music game. Which at the time of its announcement both sounded and looked, well, a little stupid.
Now that this clip shows off a ton of Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact's gameplay footage, though, maybe that was a little harsh. I mean, once the shock of seeing a giant mecha fighting license turned into a music game (and not a giant mecha fighting game) wears off, this looks like a decent attempt at creating a buffet of rhythm genre staples.
As GameSetWatch points out, there's a ton of different styles of music game on display here, with sections inspired by the likes of Bit.Trip Runner, Gitaroo Man, Ouendan and Dance Dance Revolution. All of which have quite the pedigree.
Both myself and Ashcraft will be at the Tokyo Game Show later this week; we'll jump on, have a play, see how it goes!