Japanese arcade classic TAIKO NO TATSUJIN arrives in Europe for the first time!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is proud to announce that both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 are available to purchase from today, Friday 2nd November, 2018.


For the first time ever, the smash-hit Japanese rhythm game comes to Europe, featuring 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 boast unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience to each specific platform for optimised gameplay.


Players can also download a free demo of either game from the Nintendo eShop or PlayStation Store respectively. 


Using the Joy-Con controllers as drumsticks, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch introduces motion-control play that uniquely replicates the popular arcade-style experience. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! also features 20 multiplayer rhythm-based mini-games that can be played by up to 4 players. Additionally, in the Rhythm Games Mode, players will be able to use characters from classic Nintendo games including Kirby from Kirby and Squid from Splatoon 2. Nintendo Switch players in Europe will also be able to purchase the Taiko Drum Set + Switch Game bundle to experience the closest thing to the arcade version.


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 player’s ghost data around the world. Players will also have the chance to unlock costumes, sound effects, and greetings for the Taiko no Tatsujin mascot, Don-chan, and play Guest Session with popular characters such as Heihachi from Tekken, Pac-Man and Hello Kitty.


From launch, players on PlayStation 4 will be able to compete in the Tobidase World Taiko Fest – held to celebrate the game’s release – against players from across the world. The event takes place from 10:00 CET November 2nd 2018 to 10:00 CET November 13th 2018. By competing for Festival Points, participants can receive new greetings, costumes, and songs depending on how many they accumulate during this festival.


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Use motion controls to enjoy Taiko like never before! Unlock beloved characters to help you on your journey to become a legendary taiko drummer