I don’t particularly associate Marvelous with rhythm games. They’re undeniably a very prolific publisher (just look up their list of releases), but stuff involving pressing buttons to music isn’t exactly well tread territory for them. This makes their latest release for the Vita, IA/VT Colorful, a bit of a surprise. Starring the Vocaloid IA, it’s similar to Sega’s Project Diva series in that you play through one of the character’s many user-created songs, pressing buttons in time with the rhythm. Along the way, you unlock more music, more outfits for IA, new UI shells, and all sorts of goodies. It’s basically what you expect from a modern rhythm game.
Interestingly enough, the lead producer on the project was Kenichiro Takaki, known primarily for his work as the producer on Marvelous’ Senran Kagura action series.
IA/VT Colorful finally released on July 30th 2015, after what seemed like an endless series of delays. Was it worth pushing the game back so far, or did IA’s video game debut turn out to be a complete and total train wreck?