KickBeat Announced For PlayStation Vita

by Jim Reilly on May 23, 2012 at 08:11 AM

Zen Studios, the development team best known for creating the Zen Pinball series, today announced KickBeat, a new rhythm title for PlayStation Vita.

KickBeat combines "beat-matching mechanics with an acrobatic style of martial arts, turning every song into a raucous battle." Players can also create their own tracks in the game using music from their digital library.

“Several years ago, we asked ourselves, 'What would happen if we took a beat-matching game,  replaced the abstract cues like bars, arrows, and button icons with kung fu fight scenes, and set it all to some incredibly intense music?'” said Neil Sorens, Creative Director for Zen Studios.

"We spent three years turning that idea into in KickBeat, and anyone looking for something fresh and exciting and the music genre is in for a treat."

The soundtrack includes several different musical artists, such as Pendulum, Marilyn Manson, and indie bands Celldweller and Blue Stahli. KickBeat is due out this summer. Check out the launch trailer and screenshots below!