Hi-Fi Rush, the gleefully excellent rhythm-action game hybrid developed by Tango Gameworks and stealth dropped during the recent Xbox + Bethesda Developer Direct, could seemingly be hiding a clue to what the studio is up to next.
Spotted by eagle-eyed players and first reported by GamesRadar the tease comes via a split-second moment during an elevator ride that briefly sees a display shown on-screen with a news ticker that simply says “Sequel to popular survival horror franchise announced.” Well, it actually says “anounced” but we’ll ignore that little typo because the game is absolutely littered with spelling errors for some reason.
Here’s exactly where to find the easter egg via GamesRadar:
“During the cinematic preceding Track 11: The Needle Drop, Chai and company are taking an elevator ride to meet Kale, the CEO of the Vandelay Corporation and the game’s final boss. Just as the elevator reaches its destination, you get a split-second look at a screen that shows you’ve arrived at floor 776. At the bottom of the screen in small print is a feed with the weather and news. Next to “news” reads: “Sequel to popular survival horror franchise anounced [sic].”
While it’s without a doubt a reference to The Evil Within given that’s Tango Gameworks’ own “popular survival horror game franchise” we obviously can’t say for sure if this is genuinely teasing a third game in the series. If it isn’t, it would certainly be a weird amount of effort to go to to slip this cheeky little blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in here.
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As wannabe rock star Chai, you’ll fight back against a sinister robotics enhancement conglomerate using rhythm-amplified combat where everything – from the motion in the environment to the blows of combat – is synced to the music. Raise your guitar high and feel the beat in this utterly all-new title from Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within® and Ghostwire®: Tokyo.