KickBeat’s Getting an Electronic Super Joy-Infused Steam Edition

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After making its debut a few months back on PS3 and Vita, Zen Studios’ experimental rhythmic fighting game KickBeat is now officially on for a personal computer release via Steam.

KickBeat Steam Edition will launch January 20th for $9.99, expanded with new content, features, and updates based on player feedback from the original PSN version. All the standard Steam features will be supported–achievements, cloud saves, and trading cards–in addition to customizable keyboard controls and gamepad support. The Zen team is also tweaking the progression to ease the difficulty curve at higher levels of play, add an advanced difficulty to Free Play mode, and allow access to Beat Your Music mode earlier on in the campaign (no more having to complete the campaign to unlock the music analyzer for creating custom tracks from your personal music library!).

Even cooler, Zen Studios has established an indie collaboration to feature additional music from Michael Todd’s hardcore 2D platformer Electronic Super Joy. Six tunes from EnV’s Electronic Super Joy soundtrack will now be included as part of the single player campaign alongside existing music from artists like Pendulum, Marilyn Manson, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, Celldweller, Blue Stahli, and Shen Yi.

For the moment it appears that all of these extras will be exclusive to Steam, but I’m double checking with Zen Studios to confirm if there are any plans to eventually bring any of this content back to PSN users.

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