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If you fancy combining the post-apocalyptic lore and aesthetic of the Fallout franchise with the high-octane gameplay of Hi-Fi Rush, you may want to keep an eye on the upcoming Beat Slayer.
As brought to our attention by PCGamesN, Beat Slayer is in development at ByteRockers’ Games, with a launch planned for 4 April 2024. It describes itself as a roguelite hack n’ slash game, where “music takes centre stage”. Set in a dystopian Berlin with a 90s twist, you’ll star as budding musician and “crafty tinkerer” Mia who must battle against endless hordes of enemies in order to stay alive. Given that title though, I’m sure you can guess what’s coming next. Yes, you have to stay on the beat during battle.
Take a look at Beat Slayers in action below.
“Every move you make has to match the rhythm of the soundtrack. Fail to do so and you’ll pay the price. No button mashing, no frantic inputs. Only smooth and skillful gameplay will lead to your victory against the waves of different enemies and imposing bosses,” the synopsis reads. Each run will play differently and is actually influenced by your playstyle, leading to an experience that is tailored to each player.
Choose your starting weapon, skill set, and upgrades wisely as these too will affect the run you experience. Mia isn’t alone. You’ll rely on a “team of rebels” as you journey through Berlin, travelling from underground bunkers (Hello Fallout vibes) to towering rooftops. For the most immersive experience, throw your headphones on and embrace the beat.