Rhythm Heaven Not Dead, Producer Says



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“No, it’s not dead.”

Despite rumors to the contrary, it appears that the zany and addictive Rhythm Heaven series is not dead.

When Eurogamer interviewed Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto about the upcoming 3DS title Metroid: Samus Returns and the rivival of the Metroid series, they also asked about the fate of Rhythm Heaven. Recent reports have suggested that the series was dead at Nintendo.

Sakamoto replied vaguely at first, saying “We generally don’t comment on those kind of rumors, but I don’t remember us ever saying it was over. Generally speaking, if there’s an opportunity, a motivation, a need, we consider all opportunities and leave the door open. That’s all I can say.”

When pushed directly on whether or not the series was finished Sakmoto simply said, “No, it’s not dead.”

Sakamoto revealed earlier this week that he would be interested in making more of the Metroid series in 2D so long as the interest is there.

The last entry in the rhythm franchise to be released was Rhythm Heaven Megamix initially in 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.

And for more on on Samus Returns, check out our latest preview from San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re looking to secure a copy ahead of the game’s release on September 15, check out IGN’s Metroid: Samus Returns preorder guide.

Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


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