Former Elite Beat Agents Devs Confirm Next Title, ‘Backbeat’, To Debut On Switch

There are a range of intriguing music games on Switch, and another to definitely add to the list is Backbeat, which will make its console debut on Nintendo’s system later this year (alongside a Steam release). It’s from Ichigoichie, which previously brought us Hexagroove: Tactical DJ on Switch and was founded by industry veterans that worked on a variety of titles, including the classic Elite Beat Agents.

As you can see in the gameplay video above it’s an interesting blend of approaches, with puzzle solving and strategy combining into an end result that delivers unique music arrangements. Some of the official details are below.

Backbeat is a multilinear time-based puzzle/strategy set in 1995, built on jam music. Guide aspiring bassist Watts and her friends through over 40 levels of strategic puzzling madness in their pursuit to break free from monotony and achieve stardom. Use spatial rules of music making to slide your way past surly shift managers, suspicious security guards, and sticky-fingered children while playing gigs and winning fans. Over time you’ll unlock new music, tricks, and stylish locales drenched in desaturated 1990s American suburbia.

– Rewindable, multilinear time-based environment puzzles
– Player-controlled songs created from your movement choices
– Real life jam band music rules and tricks for maximizing your score
– Character-driven story set in 1990s suburban America
– Unlockable instrument swaps and musical playing styles

There’s a demo on Steam at the moment if you want to give it a whirl. Is this on your radar for later this year?

Related Posts

Cal and BD-1 Return in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released in 2023. Today, Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts, and Lucasfilm Games unveiled Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on …

Read more

This Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, Free Updates, and New Releases

Summary Related:This Week on Xbox: New Games, Upcoming Releases, and EventsThis Week on Xbox: New Releases, Events, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Three New Xbox Game Pass …

Read more

3D Platformer Kao the Kangaroo Jumps onto Xbox This Summer!

With over 21 years of history to build on, the latest entry into the Kao, The Kangaroo series is the most ambitious, and mysterious, yet! Our plucky …

Read more

No Man’s Sky: Expedition 7 – Leviathan is Available Now

Last month our Xbox and Game Pass community kept us all entertained as they dove headlong into the pirate high jinx of the No Man’s Sky Outlaws …

Read more

Remote Life arrives onto Xbox Systems via Smart Delivery May 27

Hi gamers, I’m the developer, Mario, and I’m extremely excited to announce that Remote Life can finally be played on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The …

Read more

Rappy 1st Anniversary, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

Summary Exchange Anniversary Event Seasonal Points (earned by completing Limited-time Quests and dispatching enemies) for cosmetics and more at the Seasonal Point Exchange Shop. Run the Limited-time …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.