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Delightful piano-themed rhythm game Deemo gets 24 free new tracks on Switch

And controller support!

Supremely lovely Switch rhythm game Deemo has just been updated with 24 free new songs and controller support.

Deemo is another stellar rhythm action game from developer Rayark, the music game specialist responsible for the wonderful Voez. Where Voez is all Asian pop stompers and electrifying visualisations though, Deemo is a more subdued affair.

Deemo's song roster, which featured over 200 tracks at launch, is entirely piano-led, giving the game its own distinct flavour; its understated delights are ably supported by some wonderfully delicate artwork and the surprisingly touching story of a young girl struggling to return home after she tumbles into the titular Deemo's world.

Like Voez, Deemo started life as a mobile phone game, and its touchscreen-only play-style was transported wholesale when it made the jump on Switch in September last year. However, as was the case with Voez recently, Deemo has now received proper controller support, meaning it's finally playable in both docked and portable mode.

Better yet, its controller support is far more successful than Voez's admirable, but ultimately unsatisfying attempt. Deemo immediately feels more at home with buttons than Voez's line-tracing pyrotechnics, given that its core is designed to mimic striking the keys of a piano.

Additionally, the game has been reworked to add colour prompts to falling notes in controller mode. It's not just a matter of tapping a button at the right time to register a successful note, you have to tap a specific button, giving it some welcome complexity.

Deemo's 1.1 update continues publisher Flyhigh Works' incredible post-release support for its games on Switch, and is available to download now.

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