Bandai Namco announced that the cult classic known in America as “Taiko Drum Master”, Taiko no Tatsujin is returning on November 2nd, 2018. The Nintendo Switch will see Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! and the Playstation 4 will see Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! is more of the popular arcade-style experience, using the Joycons to replicate the drumming experience. It will also have platform exclusive characters with power-ups from Nintendo classics (Kirby and Squid from Splatoon, for example) and will have 20 multiplayer rhythm mini-games that can be played with up to 4 players simultaneously.
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!”