Teaser Trailer for New Switch Music-Rhythm Game Gal Metal

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DMM Games has shared a teaser trailer for the recently announced Nintendo Switch game, Gal Metal (Editor’s Note: We originally translated this as Garu Metal prior to the official spelling).

Featured above, the new teaser shows off some real-life Japanese high school girls playing various musical instruments – all set to a heavy metal cover of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, Ode to Joy. It’s pretty fantastic. Needless to say, the game is described as a music-rhythm game, with some adventure elements.

The game is being handled by Shuuhou Imai as scenario writer and overall supervision, as well as Tak Fujii returning to game development as executive producer. Development is roughly 60% complete, and the game will have its public debut at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Heavy metal mascot Nyango Star is also teased for the game.

Finally, you can peruse the game’s newly opened teaser website here.

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  1. Mr0303
    September 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I love that rendition of The Ode to Joy.

  2. wombat
    September 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I was hoping to see some gameplay, but that does sound like a cool idea.

  3. RPG
    September 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    As a drummer and a metal head, I am interested.
    PS. Nyango Star is going to be in it. Awesome!

  4. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    September 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I’m interested.

    Also, it should have Metalucifer and Sabbat music. It won’t but it should.

  5. Jasper de Vries
    Jasper de Vries
    September 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I’m interested.Also, it should have Metalucifer and Sabbat music. It won’t but it should.

  6. Tubsiwub
    September 9, 2017 at 2:29 am

    How does it… play…?

  7. Mark
    September 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Hopefully it’s not just mainstream shit like Pantera, Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold

    Gimmie shit like Sodom, RAGE, Onmyoza, Symphony X, King’s X, etc.

    oh how a man can dream