PS3 Version, Physical Rewards, and Artbook Info!
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...)