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A rhythm-action music game for PlayStation®4 & PlayStation®3 based on Amplitude™, the 2003 cult classic by Harmonix!
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PS3 Version, Physical Rewards, and Artbook Info!

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Hey Backers!

Josh here, stealing Nick's microphone today to give you some news.

To say "It's been a while..." would be a pretty big understatement. That said, the old saying "No news is good news" rings pretty true here, because I'm here to give you updates on everything outstanding with Amplitude. Safety regulations forced us to add seatbelts to all beat blasters, so buckle up and read on.

First up, PS3 version: It's done! We're submitting it to Sony certification today. The certification and release process takes a couple weeks, but you'll be able to get your Sixaxis controllers all up in Amplitude's business in April. We're hoping for early April, but I'll let you know when we have a confirmed date locked down.

Next on the docket, physical rewards. These will be ready slightly after the PS3 version hits, given current estimates. The vinyl is going to take another 3-4 weeks to finish production, which will then be shipped to our fulfillment folks. They're going to take everything, split it up, make sure the right backers are getting the right items, and ship it out to you. If I had to guess, I'd add another 1-2 weeks on top of the vinyl's production time for this, so we're looking at mid- to late-April for physical rewards.

Finally, the last remaining digital reward, the art book. For those who enjoy waiting, I've got some bad news for you, because it's done and will be sent to eligible backers via BackerKit today. Some of the concept art is stuff you've seen already, but a lot of it is new and shiny. The artists worked unbelievably hard on this game, and it shows in the concept art as much as it does in the final polish of the game.

I'll check back in with everyone in a few weeks when I can share the specific April launch date for the PS3 version. Also, I mentioned that I was taking over for Nick today, and that's because he's working mega-hard on our Fig campaign to bring Rock Band 4 to PC. If you've got a gaming PC and have always wished you could play Rock Band on it, now's your chance to make that dream into a reality: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/rock-band-4-pc/ (Don't let your dreams be dreams...)

Josh

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    1. K. Chenier-King on April 9, 2016

      with all this talk about physical rewards, I hope the patches are included. was hoping to rock it for when I received my Amplitude pin.

    2. Denise "Mika" Hutchins on March 15, 2016

      Oops, nevermind, I fixed it! My browser was the culprit.

    3. Denise "Mika" Hutchins on March 15, 2016

      I can't get the Digital Art Book to download from BackerKit :( When the dialog box opens, prompting me to open or save the file (after clicking the download link), it will download normally but then when the file opens, it opens a new blank tab in my browser and prompts me AGAIN to save or open the file. It just keeps doing this over and over, opening endless blank tabs in my browser but never actually loading or displaying the PDF. Please help...

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      Breno V on March 14, 2016

      I sent an email asking to change my shipping address for the physical rewards, but no answer yet.

      What should I do about this?

    5. Jo Vara on March 13, 2016

      Thank you for the update! ^_^/

    6. Michael Chiasson
      Superbacker
      on March 12, 2016

      I have a PS3 and mistakenly entered my code - will it work upon release in April or whenever it happens? Thank you so much!

    7. Joey Sundberg on March 12, 2016

      Thank you so much! This has been the most depressing and frustrating video game wait ever. I'm glad we're finally getting what PS4 kicked to the backseat finally get its release. Thank you �

    8. Jhonny Ayrout on March 11, 2016

      Finally, the PS3 version is coming!!!

    9. Matt Lohkamp on March 11, 2016

      man I'd rather see amplitude on pc than rockband - maybe with some of that sweet sweet remix mode?

      remix mode is where all the replayability was for amplitude on ps2, in retrospect.

    10. Mickey Possingham on March 11, 2016

      Regarding physical rewards, is there any ability to change address? Backerkit seems to be all locked down

    11. Chris Arnesen on March 11, 2016

      Thank goodness on the PS3 version!!! I had almost given up all hope!

    12. Melissa on March 11, 2016

      But what if my dream is DLC for Amplitude?

    13. Dale Caffrey on March 11, 2016

      Still waiting for my ps4 code. Got an email months ago about the release & what to do if I didn't have a code. Well I still haven't gotten one. Any chance I could actually vet what I said for?

    14. Kolma on March 11, 2016

      I can finally have a semi date for my physical rewards!

    15. Daniel Radtke on March 11, 2016

      I'd imagine the early access is a bit moot at this point...

      Glad to see it finally released though!

      Maybe Harmonix could make up a disc label for the soundtrack so we could burn it to a disc and have something to put in the PS2 style case?

    16. Jason Dalke on March 11, 2016

      @ Matthew, Julie:

      The code you received in late-Dec/early-Jan should be a cross-buy code, meaning you get both the PS4 and PS3 versions with the same code.

      If you didn't previously redeem your code, search for an e-mail with the subject: "New Digital Content for Amplitude on BackerKit"

      PSN code redemption instructions:
      https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstationnetwork/redemption/

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      Andreas Lundgren on March 11, 2016

      Much like Maher a few posts down, I received a code that didn't work. Was told there would be an update "soon", have yet to hear anything...

    18. Khoral on March 11, 2016

      Wow, 2 great news ! (PS3 is almost ready + RB 4 on PC !!!)

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      Austen Parkin on March 11, 2016

      Any news on those of us who couldn't get the $100 tier Kickstarter-exclusive track getting a second chance to get it? You guys didn't decide there WAS a $100 Kickstarter-exclusive track until AFTER the campaign ended, so I feel more than a bit cheated that there's content in my game I won't be able to access, especially since you aren't doing DLC.

    20. Julie Raulerson on March 11, 2016

      Good morning. I have a question regarding the version we receive i registered for the ps3 version and was given the gift of a ps4 for christmas. Is there a way to change the version? I would love to play it with the enhanced features and lighted controls. Thank you for your assistance and thank you again for your hard work on this project! Have a wonderful day :)

    21. Matthew Baldo on March 11, 2016

      Will you be reposting how to claim? I didn't because I didn't have a PS4.

      Can't wait to play! Thanks for the update!

    22. Tony Sibley on March 11, 2016

      Any news on the digital soundtrack?

    23. Mary Anne W on March 11, 2016

      SWEET! This is the best news. I knew you guys would come through if everyone would be patient for a bit.

    24. Maher Alkharouf on March 11, 2016

      That's good for everyone who have it on their region, my PSN voucher didn't work and when I asked for a refund no one replied.

      Good job.

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      xzeldax3 on March 11, 2016

      I love when a Kickstarter campaign works out well! I can't wait to play the game!

    26. Stefan W. on March 11, 2016

      What's the... oh. Cool �