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KickBeat Hits PS Vita and PS3 on September 3rd

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KickBeat Hits PS Vita and PS3 on September 3rd
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It’s been a long, long time coming, but we’re so excited to announce that KickBeat will be available for download on September 3rd for both PS3 and PS Vita. 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! Best of all, once you buy KickBeat on one platform, you get it free on the other! Two screens for the price of one.

If you’re hearing about KickBeat for the first time, I welcome you to check out a few of our previous blog posts and trailers. And now, in the spirit of awesomely cheesy kung fu movies, we bring you this:

Stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog — in our next KickBeat blog post, I’ll be showing you how to rock out to your very own tracks!

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  • Awesome! Great news. I had no idea it was coming to PS3, but I’ll probably only play it on Vita still. Great for those who want to play it on PS3, though.

    Can’t wait!

  • Vita and now PS3 as well?! and for one price :) Very cool! Played this at E3 and it was a lot of fun. I am looking forward to September 3rd. WOOT!

  • Mercenary09

    Finally! Been waiting for this game for a long time now and glad to see it coming soon. September going to be a crazy month for games! Thanks for making it cross buy!

  • PS3 port now too! Nice!

  • IzanagiUser

    The game could’ve had been released earlier if it was only coming to Vita, but they had to work on making it on PS3. Can’t wait for it.

    • Bobby Loertscher
      Bobby Loertscher

      We spent a lot of time on this game (about 3 years!) to get the hand-drawn animations just right, and create a system to allow users to import their own music. Not an easy task for our small team, but I think you’ll be happy with the way it turned out :D

  • ZELGADIZ-PLUS

    Finally, september 3rd

    Kickbeat psvita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SWEET!!!! I love when Bobby comes here-she always brings great news.

    • Bobby Loertscher
      Bobby Loertscher

      Thanks! I love being able to chat and bring you guys some awesome news :)

  • Xcaligamer1

    been waiting for this game for a while

  • BrendanCBear

    It’s about time we hear some news on this one. :D

    KickBeat and Persona 4 The Golden were the two games that got me to buy a PlayStation Vita. I started to think this game was going to die because it started out as a release date of Q4 2012, then it became Q1 2013, and then it became just “sometime in 2013”. I’m glad PS3 players will get to enjoy this one, too – especially since it’s Cross Buy.

    By chance, do you guys have a price point labelled yet?

    • Bobby Loertscher
      Bobby Loertscher

      The pricing will be in line with our other games – no big surprises from us on that one :)

  • I guess the *almost* one year delay was for the PS3 version? I’m still playing the Vita version first. I have been eagerly anticipating this game since the day it was first announced.

    Can’t wait to play! Thanks for all the hard work guys! :D

    • Bobby Loertscher
      Bobby Loertscher

      Nope – we spent a LOT of time on the hand-drawn animations and getting the beat matching as accurate as possible so people could import their own music :)

  • Wow. Bobby looking TOO good in that thumbnail.

  • LoAlexandria

    Hell yeah! Been waiting soooo long. Can’t wait!

    Wish they would’ve released Vita Version first, since it seems it was done a while ago :/

    Band announcements for the game are just awesome – Rob Zombie, Pendulum, POD, In Flames, love it!

  • I normally don’t like rhythm games, but KickBeat is awesome! I played it at GDC on Vita.

  • BrendanCBear

    You guys are should be lobbying Sony for a 64 GB PlayStation Vita memory card for this game alone. My 32 GB can’t handle all the games I have on my Vita and my music library. :p

  • PainOfSarrow

    i dont get it. is this a music fighting game ? looks interesting. if there is hip hop beats il get it. if its music like justin bieber, il reather drop face first concrete.

    • Bobby Loertscher
      Bobby Loertscher

      There’s no Bieber in it – but you can add your own music to the game. More info at kickbeat.com :)

  • Hey look, another Vita exclusive also coming to PS3 now.

    Anyway, I was excited about it when you first announced it and I’m glad it’s still coming.

  • Stranger_Eddie

    Finally!…. A PS Vita games \o/

    PSN PLUS discount?
    =======
    @PainOfSarrow: “- …if its music like justin bieber, il reather drop face first concrete.”

    LOL

  • between this and dive kick, I’m actually excited about some fighting games. that being said, I’m not really sure what either of them are, but they seem to be new takes on the genre in their own way.

  • PainOfSarrow

    Bobby Loertscher , niceeee. adding my own music sounds great. il def look more into this.

  • swan-ton-bom

    This game looks very interesting. I just wish I understood it a bit more.

  • Looks very interesting! Will have demo?
    I wanna try before buy.

  • Finally a launch date I’ve waiting and watching for this game since it was announced. Sept 3rd can’t come fast enough.

  • Yay, another new Vita game! Thanks!!

  • Cross buy!!! Will still probably play this most on Vita though. So glad this coming out soon.

  • BlueBl1zzard

    Thank you! Feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this! Day 1 buy right here, I don’t care the price!

    Will this game feature cross-save as well?

  • This is a game that I just might pick up!!!!!!!

  • Damn you Sony!!! I have to constantly transfer and back up games into my PC because all of the games that you release are super awesome!!! My poor 32 GB memory card can’t take it!!

  • israelpacheco89

    I’m very confused at the trailer I just saw LOL. I’ll still check out the demo and give it a try though :)

  • Stranger_Eddie

    Bobby Loertscher <3 … You are awesome <3

  • Seems like this was announced ages ago but it’s great to finally have a release date :) Look forward to picking this up in just under a month – looks to be a perfect quick fix game for the Vita.

    Just in time before my next travels as well so I’ll have something new to play while at the airport/on the plane. Hoping the music analyzer for custom tracks (not sure what to call it?) works as well as I’m hoping as I can really see that making me come back to the game for a long time.

  • Vengeance914

    Celldweller, Rob Zombie, Pendulum, Blue Stahli, and In Flames? Definitely Day One buy for me!

  • This is cool with the whole cross-buy thing but I would like to see some only PS Vita titles.

  • I am absolutely AMPED for this game; I ran all the way from the EU PSN to make it known here as well

  • IULO_MARTINEZ

    The game will be free?

  • So the Zen team has been too busy with this game and Castlestorm and forgot all about Zen Pinball 2 DLC that’s a shame. I might try this game out since its Zen and I usually like the games they make. Castle Storm was a very fun game.

  • This game is the reason I bought a Vita along with PSO2
    That said… with PSO2 still not having a date or ANY news for North America and this game being on PS3 too..

    I can’t help but feel cheated in my Vita purchase.

    Oh well, what’s done is done. I have a Vita and I will be getting this game for it.

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