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

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

Feel the rhythm make its way across the sea.

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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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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