KickBeat Special Edition

KickBeat Special Edition (Xbox One)


Xbox One
Zen Studios
Zen Studios


Game Rating

User Ratings: 1

Our Review: 5/10


Also Known As
Number of Players
Single Player
Arcade, Fighting, Music
Release Date

Xbox Live

  • US 26th Sep 2014
  • EU 23rd Sep 2014

Screenshots (7)

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  • Review KickBeat - Special Edition (Xbox One)

    Bass dropped.

    If you haven’t heard of Kickbeat before and are looking at the screenshots, you’ll probably get the idea that it’s a fighting game that has something to do with music. On the surface of it, that’s true, but the fighting itself is mere decoration for what is a relatively standard rhythm action title. The game is set around...

About The Game

From indie pioneers Zen Studios (makers of Pinball FX2 and CastleStorm) comes KickBeat Special Edition, an innovative rhythm game with a Kung Fu theme, featuring fully 3D characters and high-energy music! The KickBeat Special Edition Soundtrack features tracks from a diverse lineup of artists from well known bands such as Pendulum and Marilyn Manson, to indie musicians Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi. KickBeat Special Edition Soundtrack Pendulum - Self vs. Self, Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Remix) Celldweller – Switchback, I Can’t Wait Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People Shen Yi – War Dance POD – Boom Papa Roach – Last Resort Blue Stahli – Takedown, Scrape, Ultranumb Southpaw Swagger – It’s Showtime Pre-Fight Hype – It’s Goin Down Voicians – Fighters, The Construct Rob Zombie – Scum of the Earth Styles Beyond – Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman “Superstar’ Remix) Pre-Fight Hype & Southpaw Swagger – Tug-O-War enV – Destination enV – RPM enV – Vee enV – Shakestopper enV – OCP enV - Bloom We got rid of the bars, arrows, button icons, etc. that other music games rely on as action cues and replaced them with fully 3D animated characters. Instead of just seeing characters in the background moving to a preset script as eye candy while the actual gameplay takes place in an abstract 2D interface, you actually control and react to those 3D characters. That means you actually get to focus your attention on what those characters are doing! As you play the game, you're creating your own fight sequence with your button presses. We also let you get rid of all the other interface parts (such as score) if you like, so that there are no distractions from the action. KickBeat features a full length single player campaign with beautifully hand drawn animations and a unique art style.