You may have seen a report going around the internet these past few days saying that the Rhythm Heaven franchise is pretty much dead. Well, it turns out the particular piece of information isn’t true. Eurogamer caught up with Yoshio Sakamoto to ask him what is going on with the franchise and whether it’s still a viable IP for the company. Here’s his response:
I wanted to ask you about Rhythm Heaven, another game series you’ve worked on. There was a recent report there would be no more Rhythm Heaven – is this true?
Yoshio Sakamoto: We generally don’t comment on those kind of rumours, but I don’t remember us ever saying it was over. Generally speaking, if there’s an oppurtunity, a motivation, a need, we consider all opportunities and leave the door open. That’s all I can say.
So you wouldn’t say it was dead?
Yoshio Sakamoto: No, it’s not dead.