Anime-Inspired Rhythm-'Em-Up Unbeatable Surpasses Kickstarter Goal, Demo Launches Tonight

Unbeatable combines elements of FLCL and Persona into a stylish, rhythm-based beat-'em-up.

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Developer D-Cell Games' Unbeatable Kickstarter campaign recently went live and the game, a rhythm-based beat-'em-up with very FLCL visuals, has already surpassed its $55,000 goal. The team announced that a PC demo goes live tonight.

Unbeatable is "a game where music is illegal and you do crimes," according to the Kickstarter. Players control Beat, a pink-haired adolescent who beats enemies up because music is illegal in the game's world. There are only two buttons--up and down--to worry about, making Unbeatable easy to pick up and play. Players stand in one position and must time their presses to the rhythm of the soundtrack to attack incoming enemies and dodge various obstacles.

The game combines elements from titles like One Finger Death Punch and Persona with a day-night cycle, and smashes that in between visuals ripped straight out of Production I.G.'s FLCL or Studio Trigger's Kill la Kill.

In addition to surpassing its Kickstarter Goal, D-Cell Games confirmed that a demo for Unbeatable will make its way to Steam sometime later tonight. An exact release time has yet to be announced, but the demo will be routinely updated during the crowdfunding campaign, with new content dropping each week until May 7. Check below for Unbeatable's PC system requirements, as well as some cheeky commentary from developer D-Cell Games about the necessary components.

Unbeatable PC System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1+
  • Processor: an okay processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 650 or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: nobody buys a sound card anymore. why does steam even list this as a thing
  • Additional Notes: our game will run on a lot of set-ups, but you can change settings if you're struggling to get it running at 60fps.

Recommend:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: a good enough processor to run 500 instances of the game at the same time
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 900 series or AMD equivalent (it'll run on a lot of stuff)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: seriously, nobody buys a sound card anymore unless you're someone who does music or are someone i never want to have a conversation with
  • Additional Notes: we tested unbeatable at 8k. that was a mistake

One other aspect to note is the game's soundtrack, which mixes alternative garage rock and fast-paced punk tunes. When not engaged in combat, players will explore a cityscape not unlike Desert Child or the Persona series, where Beat can talk to locals, play mini-games, and uncover secrets. It's also here where players can rehearse with Beat's band, giving them the chance to flesh out Unbeatable's fully original soundtrack.

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