Nintendo Replies to Blind Rhythm Heaven Fan

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By Marc Deschamps. Posted 05/29/2017 18:45 Comment on this     ShareThis

Sometimes, video games can take on a much deeper meaning for the people who play them. Fifth-grader Hibiki Sakai recently wrote a letter to Nintendo thanking them for the Rhythm Heaven franchise and asking the company to continue making new entries. The series is an important one for Sakai because it’s the only one the blind gamer has ever been able to play.

Nintendo replied to Sakai with a letter back to the boy and his parents. One copy of the letter was sent in Japanese (on Rhythm Heaven stationary, no less), and the other was sent in Braille. In their reply, Nintendo thanked Sakai for his support, and pledged to continue making games everyone can enjoy.

Nintendo has long strived to expand the gaming population in new and different ways. Considering that another gamer just recently wrote about her blind husband’s pleasant experience with 1-2 Switch, it’s nice to see a payoff for such endeavors. While some pundits have scoffed at Nintendo’s outreach to “casual gamers,” moments like these show just how important it is.

Source: Kotaku

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