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I'm not exactly sure what Kickbeat is... but it looks awesome!

by: Nathan -
More On: Kickbeat
Zen Studios, the company behind the Zen Pinball tables had been teasing a big announcement lately and the news hit today that their new game Kick Beat will hit the PS3 and Vita on September 3rd. 

When I saw the trailer, I wasn't exactly sure what kind of game it is, but it sure has me intrigued. From what I can gather, its a rhythm fighting game with a rockin soundtrack including bands like Celldweller, Papa Roach, In Flames, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, POD and more.

Here is a description of the game from their official website

KickBeat is an experimental rhythm game featuring fully 3D characters and combat and high-energy music

A hard hitting soundtrack featuring licensed tracks from a diverse lineup of artists from well known bands such as Pendulum and Marilyn Manson, to indie pioneers Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi.

Beautiful art style with animated cut scenes and an immersive story

KickBeat offers players several innovative ways to interact with music!

KickBeat features a music analyzer that allows players to create new tracks from their own music libraries.

Online multiplayer! Battle against other players in toe-to-toe fighting action. Collect orbs to power up and unleash powerful attacks against your opponent!

Beat-matching mechanics with a Zen Studios original take on an acrobatic style of martial arts, turning every song into a raucous battle.

Hmm a rhythm fighting game? Beating up people to the beat of the music? Okay you had me at In Flames but I am so sold on this.