After a brief pre-registration campaign, Rayark has released the Android version of the sequel to their popular rhythm game Cytus. Cytus II offers gamers more of the music and rhythm gameplay that fans of Rayark’s work have come to expect.
Rayark’s latest game mixes its “active judgment line” system of scoring how well players are matching a song’s rhythm with a story mode. The game centers around Æsir-FEST, an event where the millions of users have connected to witness a virtual concert from the game’s fictional DJ Æsir. Players will learn more about the game’s world and the story as they play through the game’s songs. Cytus II will only offer 30 songs as part of its base game and 20+ as IAPs, a drop from the original game’s library of 200 songs. Of course more songs will likely be added over time. As with Asphalt 9, it is not always fair to compare new releases and well established games when it comes to content, particularly when part of the fun is exploring new maps, tracks, or songs when they are first added to the game.
Rayark is a studio based in Taiwan best known for its rhythm games that include Voez, and Cytus. Though perhaps the company doesn’t quite have the name recognition of some mobile developers, a number of its games have been downloaded over 5 million times on Google Play alone. The developer has also opened up pre-registration for the global version of their hero collection game Sdorica -sunset-.
Rayark is $1.39 and contains in app purchases that unlock new characters and songs. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:
- The unique “Active Judgement Line” rhythm game playstyle
Tap the notes as the judgement line hits them to achieve a high score. Through five different kinds of notes and the judgement line that actively adjusts its speed according to the beat, the gameplay experience is further combined with the music. Players can easily immerse themselves in the songs.
- A total of 50+ high-quality songs (30 in base game, 20+ as IAP)
The game includes songs by composers from all across the world, Japan, Korea, the US, Europe, Taiwan and more. Through the characters, players get to play songs from different genres including but not limited to: electronic, rock and classical. We are confident that this game will live up to the hype and expectations.
- Explore the virtual internet world with the game’s characters
The one-of-a-kind story system “iM” will lead the players and the in-game characters to slowly piece together the story and world behind “Cytus II”. Reveal the truth of the story with a rich, cinematic visual experience.
Interested? Check out the rhythm game on Google Play.