When I first heard about Zen Studio's Kickbeat, I was understandably excited about it. A fighting game that uses music to cue its hits, designed by the people who made the supremely punchy Zen Pinball games? One that tells the story of You can import your own music?

Sign me up!

Of course, there are still plenty of places this game could go wrong. But this new gameplay video, showing the game being played on hard to Celldweller's "I Can't Wait," has largely assuaged my fears while actually making me look forward to the game more.

I mean… as this story trailer shows, the game has an order of monks called "The Order of the Melodic Fist."


I'm in.