KickBeat, a kung fu music rhythm game by Zen Studios, will be hitting Steam on January 20th. Previously released for PS3 and Vita, Kickbeat has a unique system for the music-rhythm genre which involves martial arts and battling dozens of enemies in a circle. Each button on the controller is dedicated to a direction (Triangle is up, X is down, Square is left, and Circle is right) and with a prompted double press of a button comes up on screen, you can get power ups to help you in this chaotic battle.

The soundtrack for KickBeat includes the likes of Marilyn Manson, Pendulum to indies such as Celldweller which all feel incredibly energetic. The PC edition will also include six tracks from the soundtrack of an indie game called Electronic Super Joy (created by EnV). In addition to the new tracks from Electronic Super Joy, Zen Studios have added features to the PC specifically such as customizable keyboard controls, enhanced graphics, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, Steam Cloud support and full X input controller support.

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If you are not a fan of the music for KickBeat, you can also play the Beat Your Music mode, which creates custom stages. However, I must note that with my experience of this mode on the PS3 (during launch month), it could not load said stages. I have since came back to the songs I initially created and they still did not work. Some issues have been addressed however as an advanced difficulty mode has been added, difficulty spikes have been adjusted and the Beat Your Music mode unlocks sooner rather than completing the game in full.

KickBeat will be coming to Steam on January 20th for $9.99 in North America and €8.99 in Europe.

Chris Penwell
Chris Penwell is an editor who loves an engaging story and interesting combat within games. Previously writing for PlayStation Euphoria, Chris is a fan of most Sony Computer Entertainment titles including Uncharted, The Last of Us, and even White Knight Chronicles but he is open to all platforms. His ultimate goal is to go to E3 and interview the developers who have created the games he has loved throughout the 15 past years of his gaming experiences. His most anticipated games include Kingdom Hearts III, Beyond Good and Evil 2, The Division, Final Fantasy XV, and Destiny.

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