Today NIS America revealed that it’s bringing west a brand new game by its parent company Nippon Ichi Software, Mad Rat Dead.
Mad Rad Dead was teased a few days ago by the developer and it’s coming for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Interestingly, this time around it’s coming almost day-and-date with the Japanese release, on October 30 both in North America and Europe. Australia and New Zealand will have to wait a bit longer, on November 6.
By comparison, the Japanese release is coming on October 29, 2020.
A “Heart Pounding Edition” will also be offered for both platforms.
Mad Rat Dead is a hybrid between a rhythm game and a platformer directed by Yu Mizokami (Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows).
Below you can check out a trailer and the Heart Pounding Edition, alongside an official description introducing the game.
A rat’s dream has been left unfulfilled before his death…that is, until he gets a second chance at life! Granted the opportunity to redo his last day on Earth, the player must utilize Mad Rat’s newfound power to pump his heart in time with the music, lest his own time runs out. Mad RatDead combines platformer action and rhythm mechanics to have players keep their eyes and ears peeled at all times!
- Funky Tunes – Advance by matching your inputs to the rhythm of addictive music tracks. Or practice your inputs as you get acquainted to stages in the Sound Test!
- Mastering the Music – Unlock music to mix and match with replayable stages for different difficulties. Hit the Rewind button for infinite attempts and jump, dash, and smash your way to afull 5-star completion!
- Audiovisual Art – Cartoon visuals mix with a punk aesthetic for a unique art style that changes depending on the number of combos performed!