- Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
- Genre: Music
- Release: Fall 2018
- Publisher: XSEED Games
- Developer: DMM Games
- Players: 1
After landing in Kichijoji, Tokyo, the aliens abduct an unassuming high school student and merge his soul with that of Rinko, the drummer in her high school’s outrageous all-girl metal club. Now sharing Rinko’s body, this unlikely duo will have to team up to take down the aliens with the only weapon they have: metal!
Of course, they won’t have to do it alone, Rinko’s bandmates in K.M.G. (Kichijoji Metal Girls) are ready to rock the world to safety as well! Kia, the sci-fi nerd and synth player; Mani, resident ojousama and bassist; Shiimi, the delinquent and lead guitarist; and Eri, the gentle giant and backup guitarist. Together, they’ll perfect their music to thwart the aliens and protect the Earth, all while navigating the rigors of regular school life!
Something that is very unique about Gal Metal is that instead of following a set of predetermined notes, the player can just come up with their own drum lines based on over a dozen beats! That means no missed notes! (And a less shattered ego at the end of the first few rounds…) You can try out the drum line to your favorite song (it can recognize some!) or just come up with your own. The point is to play along with what your bandmates are playing and rack up the points! And, while it wasn’t available in the demo, the game will include a club room practice, where you can practice your drumming and get ready for the next battle. The story mode will also involve getting to know your classmates and generally being a high school kid -very anime-ish!
Gal Metal - E3 Trailer
Are you a rhythm game fan? Are you interested in trying out Gal Metal? It’s certainly different! Did you get to try out the demo? Share your thoughts in the comments below!