Taiko Drum Master for Switch and PS4 Confirmed for North America

Taiko Drum Master for Switch and PS4 Confirmed for North America

Drum 'n' Fun! and Drum Session! are heading westward.

Cult arcade rhythm game Taiko no Tatsujin, or Taiko: Drum Master in the west, is getting two new console game this November. Both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun for the Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for the PlayStation 4 are coming to the North America on November 2.

The two version of Taiko no Tatsujin feature different modes and styles of play. Drum 'n' Fun! lets players use their Joy-Cons to air drum to select songs and is modeled after the arcade version. Bandai Namco says that it will focus on multiplayer and will support up to four players at any one time. You can also play alongside Nintendo characters like Kirby or Inlkings.

Drum Session! includes online play with unlockable guest characters like Hatsune Miku and Hello Kitty. Both versions of the game will include bonus songs from popular franchises like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Disney's Frozen, and Hatsune Miku.

Taiko Drum 'n' Fun! was previously announced for Japan, but until recently wasn't confirmed for a U.S. release. A dataminer revealed the listing for Taiko Drum 'n' Fun! earlier this week and here we are, blessed with a confirmation.

The last Taiko game to come to the States was Taiko: Drum Master for the PlayStation 2. It came with a taiko drum peripheral. A similar drum peripheral for Taiko on the Switch was announced in Japan but hasn't been announced for the States unfortunately. Luckily the Joy-Con gyro controls should suffice.

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