Venerated anime Neon Genesis Evangelion is being reborn on the PSP as Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact.

The game is being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture of No More Heroes. It features thirty tracks, remixed by Akira Yamaoka, best known for his work on the Silent Hill games.

During the night, the game was playable publicly for the first time at a Grasshopper Manufacture press event. I like music games—I'm not very good at them, but I do dig them.

More importantly, I like Eva.

In one of the tracks I played, X and O were spit out in a circle randomly, and then I have to press either the X or the O button as they circled back around.

In the other game, which I filmed and posted above, shapes appeared on the right and the left screen. If it appeared on the right, you press X, timing your press. If it appeared on the left, you press the left arrow button.

Some of the cutscenes are interactive, so you can do things like shoot tanks.

My time with Sound Impact was short, but I did like what I saw. There are only thirty tracks, which might be too few for more advanced players, but could be just right for others. That's what the game's difficulty settings are for!


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