For fans of music rhythm games and old-style anime, there is a new game in development that might suit your fancy. From the developers, D-Cell Games, comes Unbeatable, a rhythm and exploration game with a 90s anime style. According to D-Cell Games on their website, they describe the game as “a rhythm-adventure where music is illegal, and you do crimes.”
Yesterday, a Kickstarter for Unbeatable was created and it was fully funded in fifteen hours, currently surpassing the $55,000 goal by around $20,000 and there is still a month left. The premise for Unbeatable is that it is a mash-up of a two-button rhythm game with a dense storyline as well as exploration. Players will be following Beat as she attempts to bring music back to her world where music has been banned. Throughout the game, players will be journeying through the world meeting people, and coming up with a setlist for their concert.
As for the rhythm aspect of the game, there will be an arcade mode available straight from the start for players wanting to just experience the music. Another unique part of the game which can be seen from just looking at it is the art style used, D-Cell Games mentioned that they wanted Unbeatable to look like “a long lost bootleg 90s VHS recording of the newest anime on the block.” There will also be many accessibility options to make the gaming experience more comfortable, including an “Assist Mode” and “AUTOPLAY.”
While Unbeatable is currently in development with no release date in sight, there is a standalone demo called Unbeatable: [White Label] that is available on Steam right now for free. During the month of their Kickstarter, which will last from April 6 to May 7, they will update it weekly with new story content. Players will also get a preview of the soundtrack by being able to listen to six songs that will be in the full version.