Marvelous announce Gal Metal release for Nintendo Switch

Rhythm action games are kind of “guilty pleasures” here at Rice Digital, although we don’t feel at all guilty about them. So, we’re very pleased to hear that Marvelous recently announced that they are bringing a drumming-based rhythm action game called Gal Metal to Switch in Autumn 2018.


The story, as could be expected simply from the title alone, is completely insane in the best possible way. Planet Earth is on the brink of invasion after humanity ruined the peace and quiet of the universe with the broadcast of metal music on the Voyager probe’s Golden Record. Aliens picked up the signal and couldn’t stop headbanging, and now they’re dying off because of it and they want revenge! They abduct two high school students, and unable to pick one as the emissary, they combine them into one being. Now, working together, the all-in-one pair must team up with the other members of K.M.G. (the Kichijoji Metal Girls) to rid the planet of these eight-tentacled extraterrestrials using the power of metal. Yes, you heard all of that right.



Gal Metal is a rhythm game designed for Nintendo Switch that turns each Joy-Con into a drum stick. Players will take hold of the Joy-Cons to rock along with the music as they create their own complex performances and rack up millions of points using personal free-form drum lines based on over a dozen different beats. With Pro Controller support on offer as well, players will be able to choose how they want to jam and earn metal power to use against the alien invaders in this uniquely ad-lib-friendly rhythm experience.


Other Key Features:
Jam Any Way You’d Like: A new spin on traditional music gameplay, Gal Metal lets the player create their own drumlines based on over a dozen beats. Practice the beats after school and rack up unique combos to blow the invading aliens away in live performances!

Unique Storytelling: Divided into episodes ending in climactic concerts, the lighthearted story unfolds in text messages and animated manga panels that are read right-to-left for an authentically Japanese experience.

Be an After-School Specialist: Between performances to take out the pesky aliens, there’s ordinary school life as well. Improve skills and friendships by doing part-time jobs, hanging out with friends, and jamming in the club room.

Show Your True Mettle/Metal: Simple-to-learn gameplay allows players who master the beats to create complex performances. How much metal power can you score?


Gal Metal will be will be published both digitally and physically on Nintendo Switch in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited during Autumn 2018. Keep an eye here at Rice Digital for more information about this fantastic looking title in the future.

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