A trademark gave us a hint at a North American release for Konami's arcade music game, Pop'n Music, so we sort of knew it was coming. We assumed that it would be, you know, Pop'n Music, with the nine-button interface that is pretty much the whole point of the thing.

"Easy and fun to play," according to the game's feature list. "Basic controls move the Nunchuk and Wii Mote up, down, left and right." In which case, it's just a cutesy music game. Why does Konami do this stuff to its music games every E3?

This so-called Pop'n Music will be out this fall.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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