PM Studios and acttil announced that Rayark’s Cytus Alpha (or CYTUS α) is releasing digitally and physically for the Nintendo Switch this April.
Though previously confirmed for an April 25 release in Japan, this new announcement also confirms the game’s arrival in North America. Physical copy collectors will want to take note of the game’s initial print run, which will come with a special soundtrack CD.
Originally released for mobile devices back in 2012, Cytus is a rhythm game with a futuristic setting. A mutant virus is wiping out the Earth’s population, and humans are transferring their memories to robots. To save space, the emotions associated with each memory are stored as songs. Playing the songs enables the robot to recall the emotion for each memory.
Meanwhile, Cytus Alpha is a remaster of the original Cytus and will come with new songs composed specifically for this version.
Here’s the teaser trailer for Cytus Alpha.
About Cytus Alpha
CYTUS α is a rhythm game featuring a futuristic graphical style, which includes more than 200 songs from the original CYTUS and new tracks created for CYTUS α. Players will use the Nintendo Switch’s unique Touch controls to hit notes for maximum control. There is also an online mode, where players can engage in score battles with other rhythm fanatics.
– Music: More than 200 tracks from the original release with over 400 Charts, along with additional unreleased songs, including exclusive songs from Cytus Ω, which are available in Chapter Ω as well as collaborations from Chapter Ω!
– Visuals: Mesmerizing futuristic graphics with a new UI developed specifically for Nintendo Switch!
– Story: An in-depth data system for diving into even deeper story engagement!
– Difficulty: Easy to hard modes to satisfy beginners and veteran rhythm game players alike, and various musical tastes such as pop, jazz, trance, hardcore and more!