The classic taiko drum rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin arrives in Europe, with two new games announced by BandaiNamco Entertainment Europe. Two new games, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 will be available from November 2nd 2018!

The hugely popular Japanese rhythm game comes to Europe for the first time, and features 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.

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 play as characters from classic Nintendo games including Kirby from Kirby and Squid from Splatoon 2.


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. 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.

Of course we’ve already imported the Asian version and we can tell you the game is great. The songs, the vibe; it’s exactly what you expect from a Taiko game. We only have to hope Hori will release the standalone Drum to get the optimal 2-player experience; fingers crossed… We’ll do a full review of the european version because that’s what you’ll get in your game store. Just a little more patience!

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Gamer dad who loves the classics, indies, racers and the occasional shooter. Have been in the industry for well over a decade and am as enthusiastic as ever! #4theplayers