Bandai Namco releases Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum a‘n’ Fun! and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, respectively.
A popular Japanese rhythm game series, Taiko no Tatsujin makes its return to the Americas and features a wide variety of new songs, special crossover characters, and multiplayer capabilities. Furthermore, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PS4 each have unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience to each specific platform.
“Taiko no Tatsujin offers a unique rhythm game experience for video game fans in the West by introducing the Japanese taiko drum to many who may be unfamiliar with it,” said Stephen Akana, Brand Manager for Bandai Namco. “The game comes alive with a colorful cast of adorable characters and wide range of catchy music.”
On Switch, players use the console's Joy-Con controllers as drumsticks as the game introduces motion-control to replicate the arcade-style experience. During Rhythm Mode, players will be able to use platform exclusive characters with power-ups from classic Nintendo games like Kirby from the Kirby games and Squid from Splatoon 2. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! also features 20 multiplayer rhythm-based mini-games that can be played by up to 4 players using additional controllers.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 is geared more towards competitive players and features a Ranked Mode, enabling players to connect online and test their skills against Taiko players around the world through ghost data. Players will also have the chance to unlock costumes, sound effects, and greetings for the Taiko no Tatsujin mascot, Don-chan, and can play Guest Session with popular characters such as Hatsune Miku and Hello Kitty.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 rated "E for Everybody" and "E10+" (depending on the version) by the ESRB.