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ValiDate update adds rhythm game and other new features

ValiDate aka ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area will add a rhythm game and other features in an upcoming update.

Developed and published by Veritable Joy Studios, ValiDate is a visual novel dating game about the woes and joys of dating. That means a lot of awkward moments, hook-ups that go wrong, and listening to some fella talk about his mixtape a lot but, along the way, your favourite characters may eventually find love in the strangest of places. Like Popeyes.

In this upcoming update planned to release sometime in December, ValiDate players will receive some brand new features to play around with.

The update will add some improvements to ValiDate to make the game feel smoother and approachable to play, such as the much-needed skip to the next choice button – perfect for completionists. The game will also receive auto-save where, after a choice is made, the game will save automatically. Some character outfits have also been updated, and end-game cards have been added to show you the different endings you’ve unlocked with your choices.

One huge feature coming in the December update though is a rhythm game. One of ValiDate’s characters, Malik, is a musician which of course means he has his own mixtape. With this new mini-game, players get to experience Malik in his prime as a DJ by spinning some tracks in the Malik / Rocky route of ValiDate. The songs that you’ll play are: Coochie Man, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Malik’s Anthem.

The approximate release date for the December update has yet to be confirmed.

ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area is now available to play on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.