Eurogamer has just published an extensive interview with Shun Nakamura, game designer and producer at Sonic Team. Nakamura was asked about the super-fun Samba De Amigo franchise and about a Nintendo Switch version, to which he replied that he would absolutely love to make the rhythm game for Nintendo’s latest platform.
Shun Nakamura: I really want to make Samba de Amigo on the Switch.
It’d be amazing. I wouldn’t have to pay quite as much money as I did for the Dreamcast version back in the day, too.
Shun Nakamura: I really, really want to make it! This is coming from someone who had to make physical items you had to buy and plug into your console in order to play Samba de Amigo at home. When the Wii came out, there was only one Wii Remote, and you had to buy another one. You could still do it, but it’s a bit of a hurdle to get over. The first time I saw the Switch, I thought oh my god – this is it! You don’t have to buy another peripheral, you don’t need to buy another controller. I’m really, really interested in that.