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Double Kick Heroes

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Headbang Club
Release Date: Aug. 13, 2020

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'Double Kick Heroes' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 31, 2020 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT

Double Kick Heroes mixes a high-octane shoot-'em-up with an ear-splitting, bass-driven rhythm game.

Are you bored to tears with bland soundtracks? Are you in need of a little something to get your blood pumping? Merging face-melting heavy metal rhythm riffs with a high octane, zombie crushing shoot 'em up, Double Kick Heroes is like no game you've ever seen before.

Inspired by the worlds of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino (From Dusk til Dawn, Grindhouse, Machete), players lead their band on an explosive road trip through the wasteland blasting zombies with their Gundillac and crushing them with the power of METAL. The game will pack in 30 songs (18 songs for Early Access, 30 for final release), half a dozen chapters of adventures and a community level editor that will allow any music to be played to the soothing rhythm of exploding zombie skulls.

Lincoln, Snake, Derek, Randi and James; five metalheads who find themselves in the precarious position of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Left on their own in a world gone mad all they have to get by is their heavy metal shredding skills and the 'Gundillac'. A high speed, upgradeable weapon on wheels powered by the almighty double kick, the Gundillac lays waste to all that chase it down.

Shoot zombies by beating the keyboard just like you'd hammer a drum kit. Sounds easy? Don't be fooled! Players will have no choice but to master the Double Kick (a drumming technique used to speed up music) if they want to survive as they thrash to an eventual 30 unique metal tracks (18 available in Early Access) composed by the legendary Elmobo. Play through Arcade Mode or venture into the Story Mode, where players just might come across some of their own Heavy Metal Heroes.


"Man, it’s been a long journey but we’re pumped to be finally sharing Double Kick Heroes with you all" David Elahee - Headbang Club. "We hope that you love our game as much as we do and enjoy the kick-ass soundtrack we’ve put together to celebrate all things metal. We can’t wait for people to try out air controls for Nintendo Switch which is a heap load of metallic fun, but please drum responsibly".

Double Kick Heroes will launch priced at  €21.99 / £19.79 / $21.99 on Nintendo Switch & Xbox One and $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.49 on Steam and the Microsoft Store.

Pre-orders opening up on the 5th of August for Nintendo Switch and Xbox one.

Key Features

  • A full story mode that’s accompanied by 50 kerranging songs, including the OST Volume 2 Update, by top artists such as Ultra Vomit, Volkorx, Gorod, Jinjer, Carpenter Brut and Gojira!
  • Unique Rhythm shooter mashup with incredibly detailed pixel art
  • 5 difficulty settings to test even the most metal of metal head’s skills
  • Tons of accessibility options
  • USB drum and guitar support on PC and Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Alternative Motion Control Methods
    • Air drumming - Joy-Con used as drumsticks, keeping in the rhythm of the game
    • Air beat - Can't drum? No Problem! Stomp to the beat with your Joy-Con
    • Want the all-out motion-controlled experience and really put that double kick pedal to the metal? Then it's time to use two sets of Joy-Con, one in your socks and one in your hands and drum and stomp your way through the apocalypse!

Currently available Steam Early Access, Double Kick Heroes will be coming to Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) on August 13, 2020, followed by a simultaneous release on Game Pass (Xbox One and PC) and the Xbox and Microsoft Store on August 28, 2020. 


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