KickBeat Archive

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

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

    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 […]

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  • Review: KickBeat

    Review: KickBeat

    From a Bruce Lee classic to a pulse-pounding sequence from The Matrix, the best action flicks have their own sense of chaotic rhythm. They’re a perfectly timed ballet of punches, kicks and backflips, whether there’s a soundtrack pumping in the background or not. Zen Studios, […]

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  • 4 Quick Steps to Creating Your Own KickBeat Track

    4 Quick Steps to Creating Your Own KickBeat Track

    Upcoming PS3 and Vita rhythm kung fu fighting game KickBeat will launch with 18 licensed tracks. Those should be enough to keep you busy during the single-player campaign, but the real fun will begin once you dig into your personal music library and begin importing […]

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  • PlayStation Summer of Indie Love Continues with New PSN Store Event

    PlayStation Summer of Indie Love Continues with New PSN Store Event

    Kids may already be heading back to school in certain parts of the country, but the summer of 2013 isn’t quite dead yet. Sony is closing out what’s left of summer with the start of a new PSN event. Over the next four weeks, beginning […]

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  • KickBeat Shakes Its Groove Thang on PS3 and Vita Next Month

    KickBeat Shakes Its Groove Thang on PS3 and Vita Next Month

    After three long, hard years of development, Zen Studios is finally almost ready to unleash KickBeat unto the world. Zen’s funky gaming groove of break dance kung fu combat and beat-matching rhythm mechanics will launch September 3rd as a digital download via PSN, for PlayStation […]

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  • PlayStation Vita Game Lineup is Heating Up for the Holidays and Beyond

    PlayStation Vita Game Lineup is Heating Up for the Holidays and Beyond

    The post-launch PlayStation Vita game lineup has not been the cataclysmic drought that some may want you to believe, but over the past few months new releases have definitely slowed to a trickle. This month, spurred on by last week’s successful launch of LittleBigPlanet, the […]

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  • VGB Feature: KickBeat Q&A With Zen Studios Creative Director Neil Sorens

    VGB Feature: KickBeat Q&A With Zen Studios Creative Director Neil Sorens

    Zen Studios is famous for its suite of pinball franchises (Zen Pinball, Pinball FX, Marvel Pinball), but the Hungarian development shop’s talents go much further than a mastery of silver metal ball physics and constructing the themed tables for the shiny orbs to ping and […]

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  • KickBeat Brings Breakdance Kung Fu to PlayStation Vita

    KickBeat Brings Breakdance Kung Fu to PlayStation Vita

    You may know and love Zen Studios for its awesome pinball games, but the enlightened development team straight out of Hungary is no one-trick pony. Zen’s next project, KickBeat, is more experimental in nature than the team’s previous works. The PlayStation Vita rhythm game is […]

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