If you’re a PS Vita owner (you can tell us, this is a safe space) you may have already heard of SUPERBEAT: XONiC, the rhythm-action game from PM Studios. The game originally found its way to the poor, neglected handheld device in 2015 and has been updated in numerous DLC releases since. Developer PM Studios have today announced that the game is now movin’ and shakin’ over to the PS4 this spring, with the help of publisher Rising Star Games, along with all the Vita DLC content included. Groovy.
PM Studios promise that the PS4 version of SUPERBEAT: XONiC will include all the previously released DLC from the PS Vita original, plus new music, and have said that new downloadable DLC tracks will also be available. Interestingly, the original game made use of the PS Vita’s touchscreen controls for its fast-paced rhythm-action gameplay and it remains to be seen how this will be translated to a PS4 controller. Perhaps we’ll see a game that finally makes full use of the Dualshock 4’s touchpad? For those of us with sausage fingers and all the rhythm of an over-80’s salsa class, there’s no need to fear. SUPERBEAT: XONiC will include three levels of difficulty, as well as a tutorial mode, for those looking for a more laid-back beat. To give you an idea of what you’re in for, we’ve collected some screenshots from the Vita version of the game below.
SUPERBEAT: XONiC is set to release in both physical and digital formats for PS4 and Xbox One in spring 2017. We’ll bring you more information on the release date as it becomes available. You can find more information on the PS Vita original at Rising Star Games’ official site. Are you up for some rhythm-action? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
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