Turn-based cyberpunk rhythm RPG Keylocker launches in Summer 2024 for Xbox Series X|S and PC

Serenity Forge and Moonana have announced that Keylocker will launch in Summer 2024 for Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam). The turn-based cyberpunk rhythm RPG has been in development for several years, originally being announced in June 2020, followed by periodic updates amid months of silence.

A new announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Serenity Forge.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey through a world where music is both a weapon and the key to liberation. During today’s ID@Xbox Digital Showcase Moonana Games (Virgo Versus The Zodiac) and Serenity Forge (Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!) unveiled Keylocker, a groundbreaking turn-based rhythm JRPG set for release in late Summer 2024 on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

Step into the shoes of BOBO, a bold singer and songwriter on a mission to dismantle a tyrannical regime that has silenced all sound in the dystopian metropolis she calls home, Saturn. Through the electrifying power of music, BOBO must navigate real-time execution of moves in a rhythm game style to triumph over adversaries, uncover the mysteries of Saturn and its overlords, headline concerts with her cybernetic band and infiltrate the network to dismantle the corrupt system that ensnares her world.

Drawing inspiration from classics like the Mario & Luigi RPG series and Chrono Trigger, Keylocker seamlessly blends the charm of physical comedy with the depth of storytelling and challenge of strategic mechanics. With a genre-bending fusion of JRPG, narrative and rhythm elements, Keylocker promises an unforgettable experience.

Key Features

  • Engaging Narrative: Dive into the dystopian world of Saturn, where rebellion simmers beneath the surface, and music is outlawed. Join BOBO on a quest to restore harmony to the land and overthrow oppression.
  • Dynamic Rhythm-Based Combat: Engage in tactical battles against the authorities, harnessing the power of music to fuel your moves. Swap between different movesets and tactics, mastering the rhythm to emerge victorious.
  • Captivating Soundscape: As you bring to life the sound of Saturn, BOBO and her band will perform an eclectic mix of pulse-pounding electronic jams that inspire the denizens of Keylocker. As long as you can keep the rhythm, that is.
  • Vibrant World Exploration: Explore Saturn's sprawling cities, forge alliances, uncover secrets and challenge the status quo. Random battles are a thing of the past in Keylocker, with every face-off being an integral battle for the fate of Saturn.
  • Rewarding Social Interactions: Build relationships with diverse characters from various backgrounds through meaningful interactions and gift-giving. Delve into romantic and platonic connections, shaping the narrative through your choices.
  • Endless Possibilities: With multiple classes, branching quest lines and a dynamic narrative influenced by player choices, Keylocker offers endless possibilities for exploration and discovery.

From the creators of one of 2019’s most memorable indie fantasy JRPGs, Virgo Versus The Zodiac, Keylocker gives you the power of choice and puts destiny in your hands.

Keylocker Screenshots and Artwork