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Become a guitar hero who moves from playing her guitar at home to the stage in Loud, a 14-chapter arcade game where you learn riffs and rock out to 14 custom-written songs specifically for the game.

Developed by Hyperstrange, this wholesome rhythm game is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that many budding musicians can likely relate to. You play as Astrid, a young girl who dreams of becoming a pop-punk musician — definitely very 2000s, but we've all been there! Who wants to grow up gracefully, anyway?

Watch Astrid grow and change her hair and her attitude as the story takes you through her life as she makes it big in the music industry.

You can unlock new difficulties, new guitars, and new outfits as you progress through each chapter, and the game is beautifully animated with lovely anime-esque cutscenes. For more information on the game, here's a summary from the eShop:

Slam down on those chords - the guitar riffs start now! Take a deep breath and step into a musical journey to make your dreams come true and become a real artist!

Immerse yourself in the ultimate arcade guitar experience and get lost in its rhythmic beats and beautiful audiovisual effects.

This is the story about Astrid - a teenage girl who’s not quite fond of this ‘growing up’ thing. We’ve all been there. To help take her mind off the mundane, she occupies her free time with her greatest love: music. Grab your broomstick and play to your heart’s content - your bedroom is your concert! Shred sick tunes as a radical garage band, throw air guitars in the subway or in a local pub, and join Astrid on a wild adventure to sign her first contract with a talent scout.

- 14 challenging levels
- 14 tracks plus one bonus song
- Three classic difficulty levels plus one extreme difficulty level (Liberator)
- Outfits, guitars, and locations change as you progress
- Killer rock ‘n roll vibes!

Loud launches on the Switch on 15th July, and before any other console! It'll cost $11.99 on the eShop, but the game will get a launch discount for a limited time of 25% off — that's only $8.99! So if you're interested, get rocking over when the game launches!

Will you be grabbing Loud? Make your voice heard below!