While Arc System Works is best known for fighting games like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, they also have quirky projects like 0D Beat Drop and Magical Beat. This PlayStation Vita puzzle game is like a mix of Puyo Puyo and a rhythm game. The game was originally shown at arcades and it uses Taito’s arcade hardware, but it’s coming to Vita on December 12.
When you connect three beatons (the colored blocks) together you can create jammers which you fall on the other player’s board. The trick is to drop beatons to the beat of the song. The blue meter in the middle lets you know if you’re in sync and if you drop a beaton while you’re in that zone you’ll get a score bonus. Magical Beat will be released in Japan’s PlayStation Store for 1,200 yen ($12).