Cytus II is a music rhythm video game developed by Rayark Inc.. This game is the sequel to Rayark's first rhythm game, Cytus. The game was first announced at Rayark Con 2015, but a full trailer was released two years later, at Rayark Con 2017. Cytus II was released on iOS on January 18, 2018 while the Android version of the game was released on March 7, 2018.
|“||"Cytus II" is a music rhythm game created by Rayark Games. It's our fourth rhythm game title, following the footsteps of three global successes, "Cytus", "DEEMO" and "VOEZ". This sequel to "Cytus" brings back the original staff and is a product of hardwork and devotion.||”|
— Official Website
|“||In the future, humans have redefined internet development and connections. We can now easily sync the real world with the internet world, changing life as we have known for thousands of years.
— Opening cutscene
Cytus II uses the same mechanics from Cytus, including Click, Drag, and Hold notes. However, three brand new types of notes were introduced: Flick Notes, Special Hold Notes, and Click Drag Notes. The player has to follow the notes on the white scan line that goes up and down the screen. The scan line can now increase or decrease its speed midway according to the beat, allowing for a more unique experience. Hitting the notes will increase score and, if accurately so, Technical Points.
Songs and Artists
Cytus II 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 pop, electronic, hardcore, art-core, punk rock, ethnic, rock, classical, pop punk, jazz, Arabian and oriental.
Cytus II currently has 411 high-quality songs from various artists. Songs can be accessed by selecting different characters, each with a unique music style, or bought through the Black Market function.
Cytus II currently has 22 playable characters:
Every character in Cytus II has a level system to unlock new story messages, songs, and difficulties.
Dependent on performance in a particular song experience is rewarded.
Additional experience is given when completing a chart for the first time.
Cytus II has 4 difficulty levels: Easy, Hard, Chaos and Glitch, with the later two being newly introduced in the game. With dozens of different charts currently featured in the game, the rich array of content suits players of different skill levels, allowing them to experience exciting challenges and enjoyment.
Chaos and Glitch are the difficulties which introduce new game mechanics apart from the ordinary ones and are more difficult in general:
- Chaos: Flick notes, infrequent multi-finger gameplay, and Click-drag notes.
- Glitch: Teleporting scanline, More frequent multi finger gameplay and dense hard-to-recognize patterns.
These four difficulties are general classifications for each chart and are further defined by a 1 - 15 numerical system:
- Easy: 1 - 6
- Hard: 4 - 10
- Chaos: 8 - 15
- Glitch: 12 - 15
- It has been argued by the community that the numerical system should be expanded beyond 15, as with the introduction of the Glitch difficulty the actual difficulty of level 15 charts varies wildly.
- Main article: Cytus II Storyline
The iM System - the game's story system, possessing rich, cinematic visual experience - will lead the players and the in-game characters to slowly piece together the story and world behind Cytus II.
The game's story is also told in OS Logs for each character.
Additional details of games world can be discovered with the object analysis system (OA system), exclusive to PAFF, NEKO#ΦωΦ, ROBO_Head, Bo Bo, Alice, and Hans.
The game was released on iOS on January 18, 2018. The Android version was released on March 7, 2018.
Cytus II is available $1.99 on the App Store and on Google Play. Paff, NEKO#ΦωΦ, ROBO_Head, Ivy, Crystal PuNK, Vanessa, Bo Bo and Graff.J are available for free, while Kizuna AI, Miku, Alice (Deemo), Hans, Xenon, ConneR, Cherry, Joe, Sagar, Rin, Aroma, Nora, and Neko can be unlocked for $9.99 each through IAP. 21 song packs which include songs for Paff, NEKO#ΦωΦ, ROBO_Head, Ivy, Crystal PuNK, Bo Bo and Graff.J are also available at the Black Market for $4.99 each.
Miku was a limited-time character. She was only purchasable for $9.99 before May 31, 2020.
A character bundle discount is available for 48 hours after reaching level 10 on the free characters, where you can get all the DLCs related to the Cytus II storyline for US$34.99. (Not including collaboration characters: Miku, Kizuna AI, Alice and Hans)
The game is also currently available via Google Play Pass. The cost is $4.99 monthly but you have immediate access to all DLC , which includes all side characters, collaboration characters (also Miku), and song packs. All content remains available as long as the Play Pass remains active. If the Play Pass is not active, you lose access to the DLC but your progress is saved and remains intact. As a note the Google Play Pass also gives full access to hundreds of other games including DEEMO, another Rayark rhythm game.
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Requires Android 4.4 or later.