Retro rhythm game Old School Musical will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop and PC via Steam on September 13 for $12.99, publisher Playdius and developer La Moutarde announced. Pre-orders are available today.
Here is an overview of the game, via Playdius:
Old School Musical is unlike any rhythm game ever made, and invites players to revisit the golden age of gaming with a rocking retro soundtrack and levels inspired by 8-bit era classics.
Old School Musical follows the adventures of Tib and Rob, two video game characters trained by their missing mother to be top class video game heroes. Players must stay in (chip)tune, syncing inputs with flying notes to help Tib and Rob find their missing mother. Miss too many notes, and Tib and Rob’s adventure will fall flat!
Filled to the brim with nostalgia fueled references and nods to classic 8-bit games, genres, and tropes, Old School Musical is like a love letter to ‘80s and ‘90s kids in the form of a rhythm game. Put the pedal to the metal in levels inspired by retro racers, shoot down enemies and weave through a bullet hell in side scroller shooter levels, and take the fight to evil chicken armies to the beat of chiptune tracks from famous artists, including: Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko, and Le Plancton. Discover over 50 tracks, composed exclusively for Old School Musical.
To celebrate today’s announcement, developer La Moutarde and publisher Playdius invite players to a pre-release preview of Old School Musical’s chiptune soundtrack on Soundcloud.
- Story Mode: Lead Tib and Rob on crazy adventure filled with humor and 8-bit nostalgia.
- Arcade Mode: Reach the highest score and challenge your friends.
- Challenge Mode: Play it hard with visual and audio penalties to unlock new music tracks.
- Over 50 chiptune tracks by the best of the chiptune scene: Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko, Le Plancton.
- Travel through 20+ retro levels, inspired by 8-bit classics.
- Local multiplayer mode supporting up to four players.
- A rebellion led by chickens angry over their constant abuse in video games.
Watch a teaser trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.