Mad Rat Dead Dances Onto PS4, Switch This October

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NIS America is getting its groove on with Mad Rat Dead, an upcoming rhythm game with a lot of character.

Directed by Yu Mizokami (Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows), this game features the titular Mad Rat, who has been granted one more chance at life to fulfill his dream. Combining platformer action and rhythm mechanics, players must keep Mad Rat’s heart pumping in time with the music and clear stages within a time limit, or his chances are over. The game’s funky visuals and addictive soundtracks, along with the ability to rewind, also provide unique play experiences.

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Key Features:

  • 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 a full 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

Mad Rat Dead will release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on Oct. 30, 2020, in North America and Europe, and Nov. 6, 2020, in Oceania. The game is available for pre-order on NIS America’s site here. The Mad Rat Dead Heart Pounding Edition includes the game, a physical Dead Beats cassette, Dead Beats digital soundtrack download, Mad Masterpieces digital art book, and a collector’s box.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.