If you are into electronic music and DJs, you probably heard of Dr. Kucho! and Deadmau5. The latter is one of the biggest names in the music industry, with six Grammy Award nominations and peaking at fourth place two years in a row in DJ Magazine's 2010 and 2011 rankings. Deadmau5 made several video game appearances before, and Dr. Kucho's latest creation is now added to the list. Ghosts’n DJs is a homage to the arcade hit Ghosts'n Goblins, and features both artists as the two main characters. The title will feature three exclusive Deadmau5 tracks for electronic fans to enjoy; “Polaris”, “4Ware and “GG.”
The game adopts a 16-bit art style, portraying Dr. Kucho and Deadmau5 as the two heroes trying to save the music industry from the evil hands of other popular DJs. The dark side's tools to destroy the music industry are money and ghostwriters, and it is your job to send them back to "16-bit hell." Ghosts’n DJs features some of the most renowned personnel in the industry but twisting their names to make them sound spooky, such as Devil Goata and Steve Karaoki. They will chase you down and send their winged devils upon you to hinder your quest in cleansing the music world.
Ghosts’n DJs will release for free, however, Dr. Kucho! encourages anyone who downloads the title and enjoys it to donate for support. These donations won't even go to him, as they will be re-directed towards Gamers Outreach and TheRockinR. Both charities' work revolves around helping those with disabilities enjoy video games, and go through their tough times. Their work is split across the USA and UK respectively.
Ghosts’n DJs releases on Steam on February 6th. Make sure to check out the trailer below for a glimpse of its side-scrolling platformer gameplay.