YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (June 17, 2014) – 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.