Rhythm Heaven, known as Rhythm Paradise in Europe and Rhythm Tengoku Gold (リズム天国ゴールド Rizumu Tengoku Gōrudo?) in Japan, is a rhythm video game developed by Nintendo SPD for the Nintendo DS. It is the second game in Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven series, following the Japan-only Game Boy Advance title Rhythm Tengoku, and was succeeded by Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii. The game was released in Japan on July 31, 2008, in North America on April 5, 2009 and in Europe on May 1, 2009. It was released worldwide due to the success of the GBA game which preceded it.