Global fans of the Swedish DJ powerhouse known as AVICII will have a chance to celebrate his life and talents in a new game experience when AVICII Invector is released this winter for multiple game systems. The rhythm game will make its debut on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, along with a re-launch on the PlayStation 4 Entertainment System; and will enjoy a full retail release across all formats. Created and developed by Hello There Games in partnership with Wired Productions Ltd, and with the full support of AVICII Music, the AVICII Invector game is a fast-paced rhythm experience which fuses AVICII’s trademark brand of uplifting EDM music coupled with serene visualscapes to allow everyone to feel and experience his music in a new way.
VICII Invector is part of an outpouring of support and recognition for the Swedish DJ and music producer. This news follows the selling out of the AVICII Tribute Concert, which will be held in Stockholm December 5th, and where names including Rita Ora, Kygo, David Guetta and more will honour the late musician.
Tim Bergling, aka AVICII, himself a lifelong gamer, worked on AVICII Invector for two years and saw the game’s original release come to fruition with a first version on PS4. The upcoming new multi-platform release will help to celebrate AVICII’s music and turn up the volume while taking rhythm gaming to new heights. Created in collaboration with the Swedish DJ, and now with his family in his honor, AVICII Invector has become much more of an homage to his music since his tragic passing in 2018. Set against a backdrop of 25 of his biggest hits, Invector lets players fly solo or recreate the party feeling of an AVICII concert with local split-screen racing. Players can join space pilot Stella on her journey from one stunning world to the next, mastering moves as they race through gorgeous landscapes, while hitting the notes with three difficulties to master.
The team at Wired Productions and Hello There Games are consummate music fans and aim to make an impact with its efforts. Portions of the game royalties will go directly to The Tim Bergling Foundation, which advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and promotes removing the stigma attached to the discussion of mental health issues.
Leo Zullo, Managing Director of Wired Productions explains:
AVICII Invector celebrates AVICII’s life and music by immersing players inside the pulsing rhythms, evocative lyrics, and beautiful melodies he created. He was an amazing talent, and as an advocate for mental health, I hope and believe this project will bring Tim Bergling’s wonderful spirit to a world that can benefit from it.
- Experience AVICII’s Music: 25 hit songs from the EDM superstar
- Be the DJ: Custom, on-the-note, level-designed tracks to play
- New Look and Experience: New visual look and additional content
- Additional Platforms: First time on Xbox One, Switch, and PC, plus new content on PS4
- Play it Your Way: Three difficulties on every level.
- Explore New Worlds: Six different in-game worlds including a brand-new world
- Play with Friends: Solo play or with friends in split screen action.
- Immersive Story: Emerges through cutscenes with voice acting
AVICII Invector is currently in development by Hello There Games for Xbox One, Switch, PC and PS4, and Wired Productions will share more game details in the coming months. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.
About The Tim Bergling Foundation
The Tim Bergling Foundation was created by Klas and Anki Bergling and their family after the death of their son Tim Bergling, also known as AVICII -one of the most acclaimed and beloved producers/performers/songwriters in modern music. Tim’s parents have endowed the foundation with a significant contribution from his estate and will direct proceeds from future AVICII projects and the recent release of the posthumous album, ”TIM” (2019) to the foundation.
The Tim Bergling Foundation will advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and promote removing the stigma attached to the discussion of mental health issues. It will support science-based organizations that engage in research into the causes and prevention of suicide, particularly for young people.
Additionally, the foundation will support non-profits that address issues for which Tim had a passion, such as climate change, preservation of endangered species, global hunger, and more.
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