Who can blame him?
By Robert Marrujo:: Shun Nakamura has a pretty extensive history with Sega, working on everything from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg on GameCube to Samba de Amigo on Dreamcast. The game designer and producer remains quite busy, working now on the release of the upcoming Sonic Forces. In a chat with Eurogamer, the topic of the aforementioned Samba de Amigo came up and whether or not it might make a comeback on Nintendo's Switch. Here's a chunk from the exchange:
"Speaking of the Switch, I've got one in my bag. There are two controllers that come off, they've got motion control and HD rumble. You worked on Samba de Amigo. Have you ever thought that there might be the perfect match here? We could be playing Samba de Amigo right here and right now.
Shun Nakamura: I really want to make Samba de Amigo on the Switch.
It'd be amazing. I wouldn't have to pay quite as much money as I did for the Dreamcast version back in the day, too.
Shun Nakamura: I really, really want to make it! This is coming from someone who had to make physical items you had to buy and plug into your console in order to play Samba de Amigo at home. When the Wii came out, there was only one Wii Remote, and you had to buy another one. You could still do it, but it's a bit of a hurdle to get over. The first time I saw the Switch, I thought oh my god - this is it! You don't have to buy another peripheral, you don't need to buy another controller. I'm really, really interested in that."
It really would be pretty cool to see Samba hit Switch, wouldn't it? Good luck not freaking everyone out on the bus if you play it in public, though! Would you be interested in the music game coming to Switch? Let us know in the comments!