Sony announces Amplitude

A sequel to Sony's rhythm game, Frequency, is currently in the works for the PlayStation 2.

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Sony Computer Entertainment of America has announced that it's working on Amplitude, a sequel to the PlayStation 2 rhythm game Frequency. Amplitude will feature music and video from a number of different artists, including Weezer, David Bowie, Quarashi, Garbage, and Logan 7. There will be more than 20 tracks available in the final game. In addition, players will not only be able to re-create music from these artists by pressing different buttons to access various music instruments, but they will also be able to create custom soundtracks.

Amplitude will also support the PlayStation 2 network adapter so players can go head-to-head online. Online features include a ladder-ranking system and a remix repository where players can listen to remixes that have been created using the game.

"We are thrilled to introduce Amplitude to rhythm action fans on the PlayStation 2," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Playing Amplitude online offers new opportunities for gamers to join online communities and share their experiences with other gamers across the country. Providing a gorgeous gameplay atmosphere, the addictive gameplay will keep players entertained for hours and provide a whole new avenue for music artists to reach their fans."

Amplitude is scheduled for release in March 2003.

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