To the delight of a dedicated fanbase, today Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘N’ Fun!, really will see a Western release on the Nintendo Switch, as the game will hit the Americas, on November 2, 2018.
Before we hit you with the full announcement covering this news, the Western release is said to have an untouched song list from the Japanese version of the game, so whether you choose to import the Japanese release, or wait a few months, the same musical experience will be available to you no matter what. Only, if you do import the Japanese release, there will be a patch on August 9, which adds an English language pack. With that said, here’s the full announcement and an image of the game’s English Switch box art:
BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM ‘N’ FUN! FOR NINTENDO SWITCH & TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM SESSION! FOR PLAYSTATION 4 AVAILABLE IN THE AMERICAS ON NOVEMBER 2nd, 2018
The Celebrated Cult Classic Taiko Drum Rhythm Arcade Game Officially Returns to the Americas on November 2nd, 2018!
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 27, 2018) – Leading videogame and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., announced today that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be available in the Americas on November 2nd, 2018.
This popular Japanese rhythm game officially returns to the Americas and will feature a wide variety of new songs, special crossover characters, and multiplayer capabilities that are sure to get players drumming to the hypnotic rhythm of taiko drums. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 each have unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience to each specific platform for optimized gameplay.
Using the Joy-Con® controllers as drumsticks, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® introduces motion-control play that replicates the popular arcade-style experience, enabling Nintendo Switch® players to fully take advantage of the platform’s unique capabilities. During Rhythm Mode, players will be able to use platform exclusive characters with power-ups from classic Nintendo® games such as Kirby from Kirby® 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 plays to the spirited competitive side of Taiko with its 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®.
“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 Entertainment America Inc. “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!”
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be available on November 2nd, 2018.
Source: Bandai Namco PR
One thought on “No you’re Not Dreaming, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘N’ Fun! really is Coming West for Switch this Year!”
Yes. All my yes. I was going to import this, but now no need!