IA/VT Colorful won’t release in the west

Music licenses make it far too difficult, producer says.

IA/VT Colorful

IA/VT Colorful, Marvelous’ upcoming Vocaloid rhythm game for PS Vita, won’t be released in the west, producer Kenichiro Takaki confirmed.

“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 told 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.”

Asked to clarify if that meant western players will have to import the game if they want to play it, Takaki responded, “Yes, I believe that that’s the case.”

IA/VT Colorful is due out for PS Vita on July 30 in Japan.

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