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Heavy metal and roguelikes combine for Metal Tales: Overkill

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Metal Tales: Overkill Xbox

Is there any better genre of music than metal? Don’t answer that, because there isn’t. Adding heavy metal to literally anything makes it infinitely better, it has been proven. And this latest offering fuses guitars, blast beats and growls to a roguelike. Metal Tales: Overkill launches today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

In the moshpits of metal gigs, an evil is stirring. The God Kuk has possessed some of the greatest shredders known to man, and in turn they have been infecting the metalheads at these gigs. They are being turned into mindless zombies, stripped of their passion for thrashing and headbanging.

Only you can stop the hordes in their tracks. Choose from one of four playable characters, choose your guitar and play through procedurally generated levels to reach the metal boss at the end. What’s one guitarist though, when you can have more? Metal Tales: Overkill also features local co-op play so you can jam with friends.

As with any good roguelike, Metal Tales: Overkill will feature upgradeable abilities and unlocks, plenty of items and loot to gather and a diverse bunch of enemies to defeat. Need anything else? How about some early 3D visuals and aesthetic? Good, because it has that too.

Metal has been featured more and more in recent games. If you are a metalhead, check out the likes of BPM: Bullets per Minute and Double Kick Heroes for a healthy dose of riffage.

Metalheads, rejoice! Metal Tales: Overkill is available to download now priced at £12.49 on the Xbox Store. Our review will be coming soon so keep an eye out for it. For now, hit us up with some metal classics in the comments.

Game description

Survive with the ultimate 3D guitar-shooter roguelike. Fight the curse on your Metal brothers and deliver them from the ancestral evil. The God Kuk is possessing all the guitar gods, and through them, the metalheads. Through infinite concerts, he is helping his legion of metalhead zombies wipe out every original creation of metal bands and their dedicated fans. As legions of metalheads are stripped from their passion, only one person can really grind through the challenge and come out victorious. Metal Tales: Overkill is an action-adventure game where Metal and Adrenaline clash to give you the ultimate 3D roguelike guitar-shooter. Fight against the looming curse affecting your Metal brothers and free them from an ancient evil. Will you manage to defeat all the metal gods, save the world, and become the ultimate Metal God yourself? Pick and choose from a mouthwatering variety of instruments and add-ons from the history of Metal: customize your game with a wide selection of the finest guitars, turn it right up with only the best amps, and summon the best tricks and tunes for the ultimate combat experience!

Richard Dobson
Richard Dobson
Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.
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