Ghoulish Rhythm Platformer ‘Mad Rat Dead’ Heads To Switch and PS4 in October

Now available to pre-order, Limited Heart Pounding Edition of Mad Rad Dead to include Dead Beats cassette, art book, and more.

Mad Rat Dead


Mad Rat Dead, the rhythm platformer from the mind of Yu Mizokami (Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows), will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Switch on October 30 in North America and Europe, publisher NIS America has announced.

To accompany the announcement, NISA has released a new trailer showcasing the game’s rhythm-based platforming, vibrant art style, and interesting rewind mechanic.

Check out the Mad Rat Dead announcement trailer below:

In Mad Rat Dead, players control an undead rodent who’s granted one more chance at life to fulfill his dream. To keep the rat going, players must keep his heart pumping in time with the music and clear stages within a time limit.

In addition to the standard version of the game, NISA has also revealed that a limited “Heart Pounding Edition” is now available for pre-order from their online store. Priced at $59.99, it includes the following items:

– Mad Rat Dead on Switch or PS4
– Physical Dead Beats Cassette
– Dead Beats Digital Soundtrack Download
– Mad Masterpieces Digital Art Book
– Collector’s Box

Take a look at all of the goodies in the glam shot below:

So, what do you think of the look of Mad Rat Dead? Do you plan on picking up the Heart Pounding Edition of the game when it releases this fall? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.

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