Much to the dismay of rhythm fans everywhere, the much delayed IA/VT: Colorful will not be coming to the West.
In an interview with Siliconera, producer Kenichiro Takaki said the following:
“If it were possible, I’d love to bring it over, but there are a lot of difficulties involved in that process. Now, that said, there’s no reason why you can’t import it,” Takaki said in an interview with Siliconera. “Since it’s a music title, and since music is arguably one of the most protected media types artists have, that just means more doors to knock on and more approvals to get. It’s far more difficult than a Senran Kagura title.”
When the producer says that the only way Western players can play this game is to import it, it’s never a good sign. Added to the fact that this title has been in development hell, I’m surprised that this game is even releasing at all.