Gal Metal is coming to the West later this year
When DMM games released Gal Metal exclusively on the Switch in Japan earlier this year, nobody really thought or expected it would come to the West. Maybe we shouldn’t have been so pessimistic.
XSEED and Marvelous Games have announced that Gal Metal will be launching on the Switch in North America and European regions in Fall of 2018, which is Spring for us south of the equator. Gal Metal is a motion-based rhythm game focused on metal music, that has the player use their Joy-Con controllers like drumsticks as they drum to the beat to save the Earth from alien invasion.
XSEED will be publishing the game in North America, while Marvelous Games will be publishing in European regions. It’ll be getting a release both digitally and physically in both regions, but Australian availability has yet to be confirmed. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes out and keep you posted as details become available.
You can read the full description of the game below, or scroll past it to watch the Japanese trailer.
Planet Earth is on the brink of invasion after humanity ruined the peace and quiet of the universe with the broadcast of metal music on the Voyager probe’s Golden Record. Aliens picked up the signal and couldn’t stop headbanging, and now they’re dying off because of it… so they want revenge!
A few rogue extraterrestrials make their way to the source of the music and abduct two high school students from the Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji: an unnamed boy, and a drummer named Rinko from an outrageous girls-only metal club. The aliens needed an emissary with whom to discuss the terms of their revenge, and felt either of these two would serve nicely. However, being unable to choose between them, the aliens simply decided to merge their souls into a single being!
Now, working together, the all-in-one pair must team up with the other members of K.M.G. (the Kichijoji Metal Girls) to rid the planet of these eight-tentacled extraterrestrials using the power of metal. It’s time to rock these music-hating creeps all the way back to whatever planet they came from!
Jam Any Way You’d Like: A new spin on traditional music gameplay, Gal Metal lets the player create their own drumlines based on over a dozen beats. Practice the beats after school and rack up unique combos to blow the invading aliens away in live performances!
Unique Storytelling: Divided into episodes ending in climactic concerts, the lighthearted story unfolds in text messages and animated manga panels that are read right-to-left for an authentically Japanese experience.
Be an After-School Specialist: Between performances to take out the pesky aliens, there’s ordinary school life as well. Improve skills and friendships by doing part-time jobs, hanging out with friends, and jamming in the club room.
Show Your True Mettle/Metal: Simple-to-learn gameplay allows players who master the beats to create complex performances. How much metal power can you score?