It is with great pleasure, joy and honour that we’re announcing that Taiko No Tatsujin is coming to PlayStation 4 2nd November! We’re very much huge fans of the series at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and delighted to finally bring it to our part of the world.
What is Taiko No Tatsujin, you say?
It’s a Japanese series of rhythm games where you play to the beat of your own drum and challenge your friends to prove who has the best Taiko skills. Enjoy beloved characters on your journey to become a legendary taiko drummer!
Featuring songs from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Disney including Frozen and Zootopia, Kemono Friends, Osomatsu San, Hatsune Miku and even Touhou Project, we haven’t forgotten to include some of our own series as well like Tekken, Tales of Berseria, Ridge Racer and IdolM@ster! My personal favourite song to play is Zenzenzense from the movie Your name!
Do you have a significant other who’s not really into Japanese music? The classical song category is the perfect gateway to get them hooked on Taiko.
With the likes of Rossini, Offenback and Carmen, these familiar tracks are great to get accustomed to the game’s mechanics and presentation. Afterwards, get them set up playing Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen and sit back in delight as they experience that crazy song!
The team back in Japan is as excited as us, so without further ado, please read a couple of messages from Ueda-san the producer and Sasoaka-san from the development team.
A message from producer Ayano Ueda
Hello everyone, I am the producer for the PS4 version of “Taiko No Tatsujin”, Ayano Ueda.
Taiko No Tatsujin was released in 2001 in Japan as an arcade game. This is the first time that we’re releasing the series in Europe. On PS4, you will be able to battle online with ghost data of players all over the world.
There are also Japanese popular anime songs such as Dragon Ball, One Piece and Attack on Titan, so it would be great if you also enjoy playing those songs as well! Please look forward to the release of the game!
A message from the dev team
Hello, this is Takehito Sasaoka from the development team of Taiko No Tatsujin. It has been 18 years after Taiko No Tatsujin showed up in arcades in Japan for the first time. Taiko No Tatsujin was born with the concept of “Anyone can easily enjoy playing Taiko with rhythm of music”. After 18 years later, I wish that everyone in the world enjoy this series as one of the representing Japanese games. Please enjoy and play the game with the KAWAII”characters including DON chan!
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it, and absolutely delighted to finally release Taiko No Tatsujin digitally in Europe. See you this November on PlayStation 4.