'Taiko no Tatsujin' American release announced for PS4, Switch

'Taiko no Tatsujin' American release announced for PS4, Switch BANDAI NAMCO

For those who don't want to work and just want to bank on their drums all day, Bandai Namco announces Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, respectively.

A popular Japanese rhythm game series, Taiko no Tatsujin will soon be making its return to the Americas and will feature 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.

“We are excited to bring Taiko no Tatsujin back to the Western audience for an entire new generation of Taiko fans,” said Dennis Lee, Director of Marketing at Bandai Namco.  “Nothing gets people moving and having fun like a great music game.  Soon, fans will be able to enjoy this classic rhythm game with their friends at home and on the go.”

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 2Taiko 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 will each be available on Nov. 2, 2018.

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