Why Yes, I Will Play A Music/Fighting Vita Game That Lets Me Import My Own Tunes

I know I'm not alone in thinking that the best fighting games have their own rhythm — you get in the zone of a Street Fighter, BlazBlue or even Mortal Kombat and it's a lot like drumming.

So it seemed like it was only a matter of time before we got an actual full-on music/fighting game. (As neat/weird as Theatrhythm sounds, it doesn't quite qualify.) Now, the folks at Zen Studios (makers of Zen Pinball!) have announced they're making one. The game is called Kickbeat; its the trailer is above.

Over at the PlayStation blog, Zen creative director Neil Sorens walks through the finer points of the game, which sounds like quite a bit of fun. The best part? You can import your own music into the game a la Audiosurf.

Which is great, since the bands listed for the soundtrack don't do much for me. I wonder what it'd be like to get into a big fight cued by the Oscar Peterson Trio playing "I Want to be Happy"? Guess we'll find out.

Introducing KickBeat, a Music Combat Game for PS Vita [PlayStation Blog]


    I have to know what it would be like fighting to 'Progenies of the Great Apocalypse' or something else somewhat epic in scale.

    Enqueue - 'Duel of the Fates' by John Williamson...

      Imperial March... same theme....

      But hey, if you really wanna get your crazy on, load up the fresh prince of bel air theme......

    Enqueue - 'Duel of the Fates' by John Williamson!

    Tiptoe Through The Tulips by Tiny Tim!

      Upvote everything tiny tim!!!!

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