Oh this is why D3’s Detroit Metal City game has been delayed so many times. The development team has been working on other modes to make Detroit Metal City: Death Shout more than an Ouendan clone. Live Mode sure looks like Ouendan though. Similar to Inis’ game you tap notes on the touch screen, but this is only one part of Detroit Metal City: Death Shout.
Cult mode has wacky mini-games like one where you furiously scratch the screen to make Krauser, the lead signer, “get physical” with Tokyo Tower and another game where you play the drums with Camus. The neatest addition has to be quest mode, an original RPG done in the style of a Super Nintendo RPG. D3 carefully replicated details like having Krauser’s
party band members trace his walking path and stuck to 2D fighting where the good guys are on the left and the bad guys are on the right. Very cool looking and if the RPG mode sticks to the humor of the series D3 should have a niche hit on their hands when Detroit Metal City: Death Shout finally comes out this winter.
Images courtesy of D3 Publisher.