Each year, a ton of games are made and released in Japan. But many of them don’t come out in the rest of the world at the same time—and others never leave the island nation at all. So with that in mind, here are the best Japanese games of 2015 that have yet to come west.
Rhythm Heaven: The Best + does a pretty good job of living up to its name.
Dear Nintendo: Thank you for taking pity on my poor arrhythmic soul.
The normal levels in the Rhythm Heaven series are good, but it’s the Remix Stages that make the games great.
Rhythm Heaven the Best + is full of cute Nintendo musical mini-games—and one surprisingly depressing one.
I’ve played a lot of music games in my day, but none do I love more than the Rhythm Heaven games. So join me as The Up All Night Stream plays the brand new Rhythm Heaven: The Best + and let me show you why.
The door closes behind you with an ominous click. It's bright in here—too bright. Before you can get your wits about you, your host begins to speak.
To mark Rhythm Heaven Fever's launch, Nintendo is holding a launch event this Friday Feb. 10 at the iam8bit Gallery on Sunset Blvd from 6 to 10pm. There will be drinks, food, and music, too. First come, first served.
Here's something small that could mean something big.
Famous since the age of twelve, sugary sweet idol Ai Kago grew up in the limelight. By the time she turned 18, that light had dimmed. During the past few weeks, Kago's been on television, first for Yakuza connections. The second reason is far more tragic: Ai Kago tried to kill herself.
This week, the biggest game in Japan is Rhythm Heaven. It was created by a man who was at one time the biggest record producer in the country: Tsunku.
We checked out the upcoming Wii version of music-infused Rhythm Heaven at E3, but we weren't able to let you listen to it because it's was so loud.
Known as Minna no Rhythm Tengoku in Japan, Rhythm Heaven hits the Nintendo on July 21 in The Land of the Rising Sun. [Official Site]
Brilliant DS music game Rhythm Heaven is coming to the Wii, and you can see how toe-tappingly distracting it's going to be in this E3 trailer for the title. Looks so simple, but man, it's going to get its hooks in you.
Follow up to the cult portable series Rhythm Heaven, Rhythm Paradise is coming to Wii this summer. We don't know much beyond that it designed to be played "only with buttons". But it's clear from the slide a whole world of
spaghetti stabbing awaits.
Nintendo makes great rhythm video games in the form of Rhythm Heaven—simple, but smartly designed arcade-style games that are incredibly addictive and rich. The company is bringing one of those to the Wii and it too looks fantastic.
It may not be the most efficient way, but this demonstration of how to play the Game Boy Advance version of Rhythm Heaven with a laser and a Japanese sword is definitely the most impressive.
Next year, Nintendo's rhythm game series, Rhythm Heaven, is heading to the Nintendo Wii.
This year saw the launch of not one, but two additions to the DS family.