While apparently not worthy of mention among juggernauts like Cooking
and Chinatown Wars
during Nintendo's E3 2008 keynote
, Rhythm Heaven
was quietly announced on Nintendo's E3 press site today. Rhythm Heaven
is, of course, the localized version of Rhythm Tengoku Gold
, itself a sequel to one of Nintendo's last and greatest efforts on GBA, which was sadly never released outside of Japan. Today's confirmation (need not import!) included a fact sheet with these few tidbits:
- Players hold the Nintendo DS system sideways like a book and tap their stylus on the touch screen to the rhythm of the music. Players tap, slide or flick the stylus to hit the right beat.
- Rhythm Heaven features catchy tunes, charming characters and a wide variety of rhythm games.
- Well-known Japanese music producer TSUNKU? (pretentious, ain't he?) helped direct Rhythm Heaven and composed the music for it.
release date is currently TBA.