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KickBeat and CastleStorm Coming to PS4

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Mar 17, 2014

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It’s GDC week! This is one of the best weeks of the year, and we’re happy to have some PS4 news for you! CastleStorm — Definitive Edition and KickBeat — Special Edition are both coming this Spring to PS4! We can’t wait to bring these super genre mashups to next-gen (Or is it current-gen, now?).

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KickBeat Launches Today for PS3 and PS Vita

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Sep 03, 2013

KickBeat has been in development for more than three years, and today we’re full of energy as we release the game into the wild and onto your PS Vita and PS3. Here’s one last look at KickBeat, and what you can expect before you decide to spend your hard-earned cash on it (don’t forget, it’s Cross-Buy)!

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KickBeat Never Ends! How to Make Your Own KickBeat Tracks

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Aug 19, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, KickBeat is coming out for PS Vita and PS3 on September 3 and supports Cross-Buy. If you are headed to PAX in a few weeks, make sure to stop by the PlayStation booth and play the game before it releases! HUGE thanks to Sony for having us in their booth at PAX!

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PS Vita Summer Select: Four New Indies Get PS Plus Discounts

Pierre Gravereau's Avatar + Posted by Pierre Gravereau on Aug 19, 2013

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Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to. To keep your summer fun going, we’ve selected four games launching over the next four weeks to be part of PS Vita Summer Select, our new PlayStation Store event. PS Plus members will receive a 20% discount on each game during its launch week, and — best of all — all four games are Cross-Buy for PS Vita and PS3.

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KickBeat Hits PS Vita and PS3 on September 3rd

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Aug 07, 2013

We heard so many of you asking for KickBeat on PS3, so we put our heads down, guzzled gallons of energy drinks, and just made it happen!

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KickBeat on PS Vita: Strutting Its Stuff at E3

Neil Sorens's Avatar + Posted by Neil Sorens on Jun 13, 2013

Hey there, Playstation fans. Lots of excitement in the air these days as this year’s E3 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet. Not only did we get our first real look at the PlayStation 4 – I’m pre-ordering it already, myself – but Vita got its share of E3 love, too. KickBeat, for one, is playable in the Sony booth!

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Zen Studios at E3: KickBeat Gameplay, Zen Pinball 2 Update

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar + Posted by Zsolt Kigyossy on Jun 15, 2012

Zen Studios is fresh off an exciting and successful E3. Although our presence was modest, we still made a big impact. KickBeat for PS Vita won Destructoid’s Best of Rhythm E3 award, and Zen Pinball 2 was nominated for Best of E3 2012 by IGN and Best Portable Game by Destructoid. We are extremely honored to be included alongside the industry’s best!

KickBeat sure received a positive response at E3. We think it’s because there is nothing else like it, and a lot of people caught on to that. There were also some people who simply told us we were crazy when they watched us play, but once they got their hands on the game they had BIG smiles on their faces. We have some new video that was released right before and then during E3, we wanted to make sure you guys got a chance to view as well.

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Introducing KickBeat, a Music Combat Game for PS Vita

Neil Sorens's Avatar + Posted by Neil Sorens on May 23, 2012

Hello, PlayStation fans! I’m very excited to tell you about our new game: KickBeat. It’s a music game; it just doesn’t look like one. Check it out, and then after the jump I’ll tell you about how it works and some of the development history.

Music games have a long tradition of innovation. From the peripheral-based games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution to controller-based ones like Frequency and Patapon, these games allow us to experience music in new and often unexpected ways.

KickBeat follows in the tradition of this type of music game. Although its beat-matching mechanic is not complex and will be familiar to fans of the music game genre, KickBeat does a couple things that make it different from anything else you’ve played…and with publishers afraid to do anything except sequels to dance games, what better time than now to give the genre a kick in the pants?

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