Butcher loads of zombies in Rhythm with Metal! Survive on the highway to hell fighting an epic freakshow! Now with 24 levels of pure madness! 6 Licensed tracks and a Community Level Editor to import your own songs!
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Very Positive (82) - 81% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 11, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re careful about having the best experience possible for the players. We chose early access to improve the game difficulty, controls and level balancing. You will also be able to help on the editors user experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re planning around 6 months of Early access. This time will help us polish the game, finish the whole adventure.
We don’t want to bring a game half-finished to the community.
We don’t intend to bring crafting, space ships, infinite universes and monstrous dinosaurs.
We only need heavy metal and stupid zombies to shoot in the face.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During the Early access, we aim to add roughly 10-15 new songs, 3 chapters in the story mode and even more guest tracks in the level editor. We want to have around 2x more content.

We will also add new translations to gather new players.

We may also add new game modes based on player feedbacks.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You currently have access to three game modes : story, arcade, editor.
Note that all of these game modes are work in progress.

What is a double kick hero without an epic adventure? We crafted a story featuring the main characters of the game and much more.
Jump in the gundillac and get ready to discover the world out there.
This sad, zombified world is waiting for your music. You only have the first three chapters here. It should last around 4 hours for the average player.

Want to jump right in the action? It only happens in five steps:
Launch the game
Click arcade
Launch a level
Play very loud to summon Satan \m/.

You think Elmobo’s soundtrack (our composer) sucks?
No problem, pick your shitty rap music and play monotonous beats.
Or you can also try some Tenacious D and feel the power of METAL.
Play whatever track you want.
Obviously, we don’t promote piracy, buy your albums.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be slightly cheaper in the Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

Regular players will help us refine the story mode and difficulty.
Is the adventure epic enough? Are the dialog cheesy enough?
Is the game challenging enough but not too hard?
They will also help us build hundred of levels thanks to the level editor!

Hardcore rhythm game players will help us on the hard mode.
Is it hard enough? Do you have carpal tunnel already? If not, why?
Help us make it the challenge you’ve always dreamed of.

Streamers also have a high impact on the game.
Is it easily streamable? Can we add options to help streamers?
Help us make it a great community game.

We’re listening to everyone’s opinion so please, tell us what you think!”
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February 21


Hey hey hey,

We are super thrilled to announce the VIDEOGAME OST!

We continue to update the early access with a carefully picked VIDEOGAME OST PACK.

The pack features three songs :

Enjoy The Silence by Zander Noriega from the famous roguelike shooter STEREDENN. A very powerful progcore tune. This level has specific bullet hell mechanics for our dear players.

Point Of Entry by Louis Godard, a masterful progmetal song from DRIFTING LANDS, a long and epic piece with a beautiful 16-bit mood

To The Sky by Jukio Kallio from the super punchy BLEED 2. A really bright bit of Japanese Pop Metal by the legendary composer from MINIT, NUCLEAR THRONE, LUFTRAUSERS.

Links for Steredenn & Zander
game : https://store.steampowered.com/app/347160/Steredenn
ost: https://zandernoriega.bandcamp.com/album/steredenn-original-soundtrack

Links for Drifting Lands & Louis
game : https://store.steampowered.com/app/322750/Drifting_Lands/
OST : https://lgodart.bandcamp.com/releases

Links for Bleed 2 & Jukio
game : https://store.steampowered.com/app/396350/Bleed_2/
OST : https://jukiokallio.bandcamp.com/album/bleed-2-ost

Patch log:

update #57.6716
- update song credits and titles

update #57.6715
- normalize big of 4-3 spawn y, thanks @Void
- nerf extreme first levels in story

update #57.6714
- fixes for bosses
- fixes for dino death anims

update #57.6713
- fix score sometime going mad
- fix for bosses early death when going beyond screen ( thanks @kanevan )
- fix some zombies's deathes
- fix rat skin ( thanks @bagel )

update #57
- prepare hell
- prepare new bonuses
- add surprises
- add genital
- invoking lightning
- fixes double note on rust
- accelerated some animations
- improved some visuals here and there
- optimise memory crunch for zombie reuse
- optimise addons and additional layers for zombies (esp bullets )
- remix many track
- add vocals on fusion1
- fixed a bug on hellgate where levels would become too hard
- fixed the bug whence entering a level, it's beaten flag could be reset. sorry bout that.
- add death frames on many ztypes
- added a tremendous solo on 4-4
- fixed 4-4 bullets being fired from too high
- optimized score counter so that it don't generate gc spikes
- added 5b1

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February 8

Some news from HELL!

A Newsletter from hell!


It’s been a long time since our latest love letter… if you followed our social media, you may know why but let’s sum up the latest news!

Nintendo Switch!
We are so so so thrilled about that!

Double Kick Heroes is coming to the Nintendo Switch! We partnered with Nintendo to announce the game will come to this incredible console. We also revealed one of our future Hellgate’s host, the amazing GOJIRA. Controls are not finalized, we’ll make sure to test it a lot and display it in conventions so you can make your own minds.

Announcement video :

Chapter 6 is coming!
We worked a lot on chapter 6, the bosses are done, the levels are ready, we are tinkering everything and polishing. The story is now complete and we are very eager to show it to you.

Spoiler : PAIN, THERE WILL BE PAIN ( stay safe and take breaks though, we love y’all! )

Hellgate pack 3
We will soon announce all the guest in the next pack, stay tuned on the social media. Let’s just say it will feature some very cool METAL from other indie video games !

We added many surprises in the next update but a bit of spoiler never hurts :
  • Double grenades are now possible
  • Many monsters now have better behaviours
  • Some songs received new solos and vocals
  • Some fixes & framerate optimizations everywhere

The next version is still TBA but expect an update in a few weeks, we are waiting for the final vocal masters to release it.

Quality Of Life
As you may know, our ingame editor and roguelike mode are still lagging behind, feature-wise... because we had to finish the core game. It took us MUCH MUCH more time than expected...well let’s say Elmobo was super generous and the new songs are long and dense. No regret.🤘

In March when core content is finalised, we will distribute quality of life patches for these modes, no worries.

This means :
  • UI will be tinkered
  • More monsters in the editor
  • Better discoverability of third party songs

Chapter 6 & Final release

As you may have understood, the game will be fully released on PC after the Switch version for reasons you may guess ( otherwise don’t hesitate to come to discord, we’ll explain ).

It doesn’t mean you don’t get to try the latest chapters... In a few weeks we will open a very special Beta for you to try the full game. So no worry if you cannot wait, we got you covered with a cool solution :)

In the meantime the PC game will receive quality of life improvements and new hellgate packs.

New Guests

Our guest list is now complete ! Here is a spoiler :

So… we have got additional content planned for months, we won’t let you down🤘

PAX East 2019
We’ll be at PAX East with some mysterious friends ! We’ll present you our latest versions and hopefully we can meet you there and have fun there!

Final words
Thank you so much for your support, this adventure is completely crazy and we owe it to you!


ps: join us on twitter and http://discord.gg/doubleKickHeroes for fresher news! bye!
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“When the apocalypse is snapping at your heels the only thing you can trust is the power of heavy metal drumming!”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“『Double Kick Heroes』は音ゲーとシューティングが融合した、メタルやゾンビなどの要素も詰まった超ハイテンションなアクションゲーム。”
IGN Japan

“Une Early Access solide pour un jeu de rythme à la gloire du Metal !”
15/20 – Jeuxvideo.com

About This Game

Double Kick Heroes mixes a rhythm game with a shoot'em up!

Jump right into the action and play your favorite tracks from the game.

THE HELLGATE HAS OPENED: 6 licensed tracks directly playable in the game!
-Kammthaar by Ultra Vomit
-The Scarecrow Paradox by Fundamental Wisdom Of Chaos
-Cold by Hell In Town
-End of the day by Antheus
-This means war Act 1 by Volkor X
-Against the waves by Temnein
-& More is coming!

Import whatever track you want and design your own level!
Share it with your friend and be the first in the leaderboard!

Survive through 24 levels of total madness by killing zombies with your gundillac on the highway to hell!
Only the power of Metal can save your band!

- Double kick zombies in the face with insane Metal music!
- 30 tremendously f****king awesome quality Metal songs by a legendary video game AND Metal composer.
- Import your own music, play community designed tracks, edit your favorite songs and share challenges!
- Rodriguez infused background story about being weird guys and gals who live for Sex, Drugs and Heavy Metal.
- Explosions, rebels, militias, undeads, road-rage, madness, apocalypse. Ready to hit the fury road?
- The only f****king awesome rock and metal rhythm game for Steam, what more!?

May the Metal be with you \m/

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Mild swearing
Mild violence
Mild gore

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: windows 7, windows 8, windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 - 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 32 channels
    • Additional Notes: {LINK REMOVED}
    • OS: windows 7, windows 8, windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2 Go
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 32 channels
    • Additional Notes: {LINK REMOVED}
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 32 channels
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2 Go
    • Sound Card: 32 channels

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