Rhythm Heaven Fever: The Kotaku Review

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. » 2/15/12 8:00pm 2/15/12 8:00pm

Live in L.A.? Want to Hang Out with Nintendo This Friday?

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. » 2/09/12 11:20pm 2/09/12 11:20pm

For This Idol, Life Sounds More Like Rhythm Hell

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. » 9/12/11 2:00am 9/12/11 2:00am

Rhythm Heaven is Where Idols Go to Press Buttons

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. » 8/02/11 2:00am 8/02/11 2:00am

The Pea Shooters and Samurai of the Wii's Rhythm Heaven

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. » 7/11/11 4:20pm 7/11/11 4:20pm

Rhythm Heaven for Wii Shakes Out a Japanese Release Date

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] » 6/09/11 1:00pm 6/09/11 1:00pm

Rhythm Heaven Looks as Good On Wii as it Did On DS

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. » 6/08/11 8:39am 6/08/11 8:39am

Rhythm Paradise Brings Most Exciting Keynote Slide of the Year

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. » 4/26/11 11:20am 4/26/11 11:20am

This Is What Rhythm Heaven Looks Like On Wii

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. » 1/28/11 4:30pm 1/28/11 4:30pm

The Coolest Way To Play A Game Boy Game Is With A Samurai Sword

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. » 11/16/10 10:30pm 11/16/10 10:30pm

Onion's Beard Plucked Rhythmically In Tokyo

Nintendo never brought Rhythm Tengoku, the superb Game Boy Advance predecessor to Rhythm Heaven, to the U.S. But they did let Sega bring it to Japanese arcades. I played it in Tokyo on Tuesday. McWhertor filmed the action. » 9/22/09 6:00pm 9/22/09 6:00pm

Rhythm Heaven Producer: Hey Americans, You Have Rhythm!

By day, music producer Tsunku writes Morning Musume songs. By night, he sleeps. Sometime in between he creates Rhythm Heaven games. » 7/09/09 6:00am 7/09/09 6:00am

Famous People Sell Games Better Than Game Reviewers

Publishers should recognize that the televised appearance of celebrities in their underwear hyping Guitar Hero is helping that series beat its better-reviewed competition, according to a gaming analyst. » 5/11/09 4:00pm 5/11/09 4:00pm

From Girly Idol Group To Hit Nintendo Game

Prolific Japanese music producer Mitsuo Terada (aka "Tsunku") is best known for producing idol J poppppp group Morning Musume and helping to launch the career of singers like Aya Matsuura. He also created Rhythm Heaven. » 4/14/09 1:00am 4/14/09 1:00am

Rhythm Heaven Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven is the beat-matching Nintendo DS sequel to a Game Boy Advance title that never made it out of Japan—but did somehow manage to get an arcade port. » 4/03/09 3:40pm 4/03/09 3:40pm

Iwata Asks, Rhythm Heaven Team Overshares

Nintendo top man Satoru Iwata subjects the creative team behind Rhythm Heaven/Rhythm Tengoku to a five part, comprehensive deconstruction of all of the development processes put into this franchise. » 3/28/09 5:00pm 3/28/09 5:00pm