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Amplitude officially arrives on PS4 in early January

Harmonix's long-delayed reboot nails down a release date

Harmonix's PlayStation 4 reboot of Amplitude, which originally launched on PlayStation 2 in 2003, now has a confirmed release date. The crowdfunded rhythm game will launch exclusively on the PlayStation Network Jan. 5, 2016 for $19.99.

If you contributed more than $40 to the Kickstarter campaign, you'll be able to download the game even earlier: Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas.

A January window for the game was teased by Harmonix back in July, but with the confirmation comes the denouement of the Kickstarter project's long development. The studio behind games like Rock Band and Beat Sports first launched the crowdfunding campaign to bring back the game in 2014.

After exceeding its funding goal of $775,000, the game was set for a March 2015 release on both PS4 and PlayStation 3. It missed that window, after which it was pushed to this summer, and then delayed again to the end of this year. While Amplitude's wide release won't hit until the beginning of 2016, the early access release means the team ultimately hit its goal — although there's no word on when to expect the PS3 release.

Along with the release date comes a full, final setlist for the music game, detailed in the update. Contributors to the soundtrack include fellow developers, like Insomniac Games, as well as gaming music composers and even Kickstarter backers.

The game's new launch trailer is above for those eager to take a look. If you'll be attending PlayStation Experience this weekend, you'll also get a chance to play the game a little early. Harmonix will feature the game at its booth on the showfloor and offer players a special dynamic theme for PS4 as well as an Amplitude trading card.

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