Quite a few DS owners might remember the game Elite Beat Agents. Meant as a Western sister game to the Japanesw rhythmn game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!, it was hugely popular in its day and got some great review scores back in 2006.
Unfortunately, activity in regards to its series has been… slow at best over the last decade. Indeed, since Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 in 2007, the series has basically been on hiatus for years on end.
But could thing be changing? Possibly, since popular gaming site Polygon got a chance to speak with the game’s director Keiichi Yano. What did he say when asked about the possibility of another game in the series? This:
I have a great relationship with Nintendo. I think, as with many of these types of games that have this following and at some point they come back, I think there will be a right time when it feels like [the series] should come back. A lot of times, the platform will dictate those kind of things.
I think, as with many of these types of games that have this following and at some point they come back, I think there will be a right time when it feels like [the series] should come back. A lot of times, the platform will dictate those kind of things.
I’d certainly love to make another version of it, and hopefully it’s on the next platform
So what does it all mean? Well to be honest, it means that the game could get a sequel if the console seems well suited for one.
And what kind of platform could that be?
Well, the original one was on DS, which was a touch screen focused system aimed at a wide audience that wanted quicker and easier to play games. So my guess is either a system with an interesting new gimmick that makes this kind of game more creative or one aimed at an audience like the DS’. Could it be the Nintendo NX? Possibly, though we can’t take any set in stone confirmation from the quote above.
But what do you think? Do you want a new Elite Beat Agents game? And what system should it be released on?