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  Hit It! XSEED Games Launches Unique Rhythm Drummer Gal Metal on Nintendo Switch™
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10/30/2018
 


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Torrance, Calif. – October 30, 2018 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Gal Metal, the free-form rhythm title from developer DMM GAMES, is now available digitally and at retail exclusively for Nintendo SwitchTM. The game can be purchased digitally on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99, with the “Encore Pack” DLC also available for $9.99 adding five new characters, each with their own unique story episode and song. The limited physical “World Tour Edition” of Gal Metal is available as well at select retailers for an MSRP of $39.99, including the “Encore Pack” DLC pre-installed on the game card and coming packaged with an exclusive set of Heavy Metal stickers featuring in-game characters.

 

Finally! It’s time to make some noise in the US and EU!” said Gal Metal Producer Tak Fujii, “Be a drummer! Form a band! Feel the groove and unleash your Joy-Con and yourself! Believe in the POWER OF METAL!

 

Humanity’s reckless broadcast of the Voyager probe’s Golden Record has ruined the relative peace and quiet of the galactic home to an eight-tentacled alien species, so they’ve come to earth to exact their revenge! Parking their invasion force over a quiet Tokyo suburb, the aliens abducted and merged the soul of a high school boy into the body of his classmate Rinko, who happens to be the drummer in her school’s all-girl metal club. Unfortunately for the aliens, this unlikely duo is determined to fight back with the only weapon they have: the power of Heavy Metal! Join up with fellow K.M.G. (Kichijoji Metal Girls) members Kia, Mani, Shiimi, and Erii, and unleash rocking drumbeats and metal riffs to protect the earth from these tentacled invaders while simultaneously trying to navigate daily life as a high school student.

 

About Gal Metal

Gal Metal is a rhythm game designed for Nintendo Switch that turns the Joy-Con into drum sticks. Players will take hold of the Joy-Con and rock along with the music in order to repel would-be alien conquerors. This is accomplished by creating complex performances and racking up millions of points using personal free-form drumlines based on over a dozen different beats. With Nintendo SwitchTM Pro Controller support on offer as well, players will be able to choose how they want to jam and earn metal power to use against these nefarious invaders in this uniquely adlib-friendly rhythm experience.

Gal Metal is now available digitally and at retail exclusively for Nintendo Switch in North America. For more details, be sure to check out XSEED Games’ social media channels via Facebook and Twitter. This title has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

 

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com or the Gal Metal site at www.galmetalforever.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, on Twitter, and via their localization blogs on Tumblr.

 

About XSEED Games:

XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party, AKIBA’S TRIP, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails series, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

 

©DMM GAMES

 

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