KickBeat brings the fight to Steam January 20

In KickBeat, players battle waves of enemies while timing button presses to the beat of a song. Today, Zen Studios has announced the game is being upgraded for Steam.

KickBeat Steam Edition is an updated version of the PS3 and PS Vita cross-buy game. The PC port features enhanced visuals, an expanded soundtrack featuring six new tracks from Electronic Super Joy and adjustments to difficulty and player progression through the campaign based on player feedback from the initial release on PS3 and PS Vita.

KickBeat Steam Edition also adds fully customizable keyboard controls and support for controllers, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards and cloud support. Kickbeat Steam Edition will be available for $10 on January 20.
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Innovative Rhythm Based Fighter "KickBeat" Gets Expanded Content & More for Steam

Los Angeles, CA – January 7, 2014 – Zen Studios today announced KickBeat Steam Edition, an expanded edition of the experimental rhythm game featuring fully 3D characters, combat and high-energy music, set to release January 20th, 2014 on Steam for $9.99 in North America and €8.99 in Europe.

KickBeat Steam Edition offers players several innovative ways to interact with music. The game combines beat-matching mechanics with an acrobatic style of martial arts, turning every song into a raucous battle. The game also features a music analyzer that allows players to create new tracks from their own music libraries.

The KickBeat Steam Edition soundtrack has been expanded for the special Steam release, and now includes 6 tracks from the awesome indie game Electronic Super Joy, from artist EnV as part of the game's single player campaign. The game features tracks from a diverse lineup of artists ranging 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.

Zen Studios listened to feedback from players and press from the PlayStation®3 release, and made several key changes and additions to the game for Steam.

Advanced difficulty is now available in Free Play mode
Beat Your Music mode is available much earlier in the campaign, allowing you to create your own custom tracks without having to complete the single player campaign
Adjustments have been made to the difficulty progression, helping players adjust to higher levels of play on a better curve

Additionally, KickBeat Steam Edition features enhanced visual fidelity; customizable keyboard controls plus full X input controller support, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards and Steam Cloud Support.

KickBeat is also available on PlayStation®3 and PS Vita with Cross Buy entitlement.

For more information, visit the Zen Studios blog or www.KickBeat.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.