Datamined Logo Offers More Evidence Taiko Drum Master for Switch is Coming West

Feel the rhythm make its way across the sea.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

There's an increasingly good chance the new Taiko Drum Master game for the Nintendo Switch is getting a Western release soon. Between new classification ratings from Australia and Europe and new data-mined info, it might not be long before we're all bopping to a thumping beat.

A "G" rating for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ā€˜Nā€™ Fun! Showed up on Australia's media classification site in June ("Taiko no Tatsujin" is the Japanese name for Taiko Drum Master). More Drum Master classifications for Europe have popped up since, including classifications for last year's Drum Session! game on PlayStation 4.

Last week, a dataminer found evidence of an English logo in Drum 'n' Fun, though the Japanese words "Taiko no Tatsujin" remain intact (same as they do in Australia's rating for the title). You don't have to stretch your imagination far to believe an English-language release is in the cards.

Taiko Drum Master is a series of very cute rhythm games that instruct you to bang on traditional Japanese taiko drums, albeit in a digital form (your neighbors would be so thankful if they only knew). Western territories often get their own playlists, which means we might not be able to belt out Drum 'n' Fun's iteration of A Cruel Angel's Thesis. Boo.

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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #1 SIGGYZtar 2 months ago
    At least Switch games are region free.
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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #2 Funny_Colour_Blue 2 months ago
    It's weird, I play music, i'm a percussionist, but I can never get into music based games like taiko drum master or rockband/guitar hero.

    Like, DDR, UmJammer/Parappa and Bust-a-Groove are cool. But I bought Taiko Drum Master one X-mas and there's something ridged about it's notes and precision I just can't seem to get into it.

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  • Avatar for discohospital #3 discohospital 2 months ago
    I'm guessing that this, like Gal Metal, will treat the Joy-Cons as drumsticks. Looking forward to that aspect of both, if this is indeed coming.

    It might interest some to know (if it's not already common knowledge) that this series' character designer, Yukiko Yokoo*, is married to one Mr. Yoko Taro. She's done some cute illustrations of characters from his games in a similar style.

    *This is how she transliterates her name on social media, so I'm going with that.
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  • Avatar for LK4O4 #4 LK4O4 2 months ago
    It might be too much to hope for, but if Taiko no Tatsujin is coming out in English, I really really hope we'll be able to get a drum peripheral to go with it!
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