This time round, heaven is a turntable, NOT a half-pipe.

Nintendo's recent release, Rhythm Heaven, went down a treat at Nintendo Life, and it appears that the beat-bopping rampage is not going to relent for a while yet – Nintendo have just announced an invitation-only event that will be showcasing the game at New York's Scratch Academy.

The event will provide guests with the chance to try the game out for themselves, with a bit of tutelage from DJ Daddy Dog and DJay Jung. It promises to be an action-packed affair that will hopefully give the game the attention it truly deserves.

Here's the news hot from the press release:

Nintendo’s hotly anticipated rhythm-based music game will be put to the test as consumers and eager beat-keepers gather at an exclusive invitation-only event at New York’s Scratch DJ Academy for a night of game sampling and turntable spinning. Following the April 5 launch of the Rhythm Heaven™ video game, playable on either the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems, this unique event will give players and spectators an up-close look at the new game with interactive demonstrations, a live Rhythm Heaven/DJ battle and prize giveaways. The Scratch DJ Academy is the perfect place for consumers to experience the game for the first time, allowing players to apply rhythm skills learned in the game to real-life DJ techniques.

World-renowned DJ instructors DJ Daddy Dog and DJay Jung will also be on hand at the event to show attendees how the rhythm drills and beat-keeping exercises found in the DJ School mini-game in Rhythm Heaven relates to real-life DJ skills.

Who: Students, spectators, gaming enthusiasts and music lovers.

When: Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where: Scratch DJ Academy, New York.

Sounds like an event we wish we could bop on over to!