Releasing today on Playstation Vita as a Digital Download for North America is none other than the sensational puzzle/rhythm game, "Magical Beat"!  Within this game, you are going to familiarize yourself with elements of both rhythm and puzzle games as the two mix together for an experience that is sure to appease fans of both genres.  This game features music that is made by renowned Nico Nico celebrity Kikuo.

I know that this is the first time a lot of you are hearing about "Magical Beat", however if this is the first time you are hearing about this game, but you happen to like Japanese-style puzzle and rhythm games, then you should definitely check out the press release inside.  Also, there are screenshots and DLC information after the jump.


  Press Release


Magical Beat Drops on PlayStation Vita
 Arc System Works brings the drop-down rhythm puzzle sensation featuring music by the Nico Nico celebrity and sound creator Kikuo to North America


Arc System Works, developer of world-class fighting games such as the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series, is excited to announce that rhythm/puzzle game Magical Beat is available for purchase today in North America as a digital download for PlayStation®Vita.

Magical Beat remixes the puzzle genre by adding in a beat! Drop colored blocks in a match-3 style to the background music's rhythm with perfect timing to send blocks to your opponent's screen. Charming 8-bit characters and menus guide you through stages with different BPMs for unique challenges and combo possibilities. Magical Beat features an original Vocaloid soundtrack created by Nico Nico celebrity and prolific sound creator, Kikuo.



Upcoming downloadable content features cameos and tunes from Arc System Works' flagship titles: XBlaze Code: Embryo, BlazBlue, and Guilty Gear. Pixelated versions of BlazBlue fighters like Ragna, Noel, and Taokaka and XBlaze Code: Embryo characters such as Es and Touya make special appearances in Magical Beat.



About Magical Beat

•Title: Magical Beat
•Developer/Publisher: Arc System Works
•Platform: PlayStation®Vita
•Genre: Rhythm / puzzle
•Price: $9.99 USD
•Players: 1-2 via Ad Hoc

Game Features

•Match colored blocks to the beat in a unique rhythm/puzzle game hybrid
•Original soundtrack composed by Nico Nico celebrity and prolific Vocaloid sound creator Kikuo
•Thirteen colorful pixel-art characters
•Planned DLC content includes character cameos and music from Arc System Works' flagship titles: XBlaze Code: Embryo, BlazBlue, and Guilty Gear

More information can be found on the official website at http://www.arcsystemworks.us




  Screenshots