KickBeat is an experimental rhythm game featuring fully 3D characters and combat and high-energy music. The game is being demoed in the Zen Studios meeting room this week at GamesCom. KickBeat won Destructiod’s E3 Best Rhythm Game award.
This video demonstrates how KickBeat is played using the D-pad controls, and highlights how fully 3D models have replaced arrows and colored buttons as gameplay queues.
KickBeat features a hard-hitting soundtrack comprised of 18 licensed tracks, and today we are happy to reveal a partial track list:
- Pendulum – Self vs. Self
- Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
- Rob Zombie – Scum of the Earth
- Voicians – The Construct
- Shen Yi – War Dance
- Celldweller – I Can’t Wait
- Styles of Beyond – Nine Thou
- Southpaw Swagger – It’s Showtime
- Blue Stahli – Ultranumb
Additionally, KickBeat features a music analyzer tool that allows players to generate new KickBeat tracks with their existing music library!
KickBeat is expected to release Fall 2012, exclusively for PlayStation Vita.