Rhythm Paradise (previously known as Rhythm Heaven) will be released for DS on 1 May. The game has sold an incredible 1.6 million copies since in launched in Japan and it will be making its long-awaited UK debut in under two months.
Nintendo has put its success in Japan down to its ease of use and brilliant simplicity. Holding the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi in the sideways book form, you tap, flick or slide the touch screen with the stylus in time with the rhythm of a catchy tune.
The better you follow the beat and the actions, the higher your ranking will be. While that might sound a bit simple, we are promised that it is challenging to master.
All the action is pretty manic and as you progress, you will keep the beat with dancing monkeys, karate chopping men, and even serenading lizards!
Each new challenge will begin with a tutorial that enables you to practice. Your live performance will then be ranked to show you how youfve done! As you progress, you'll unlock new songs to master, or additional mini-games. And if you perfect your performance, you can even unlock the music from the game to listen to whilst on the move. All the songs have been composed by famous Japanese producer gTsunkuh.
Rhythm Paradise offers more than 50 music based mini-games and rhythm toys. You can also test your endurance in the eEndlessf games where following the beat gets harder the longer you play, or enjoy virtual guitar lessons and even play DJ on a selection of sound samples.
Like the sound of it? You can find out more here