Taiko no Tatsujin, Bandai Namco’s outstanding rhythm action game, is coming to the Switch on July 19th in Japan. That’s soon! But it also looks like we’ll be getting a western release, or at the very least an announcement of one, with the game popping up on the Australian classification board recently.
“Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum â€˜Nâ€™ Fun!” for Nintendo Switch has been trademarked on the Australian Classification Board, implying a western release of Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version https://t.co/wk5odh5uJj pic.twitter.com/yhALyzfLPd
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 4, 2018
We already know that an English language version is coming on August 9th – and it’s coming via a free patch, too, which should have you covered should you decide to import the Japanese release or buy it via the Japanese eShop – but a proper western release would make the whole process that little bit easier. Now, about getting those drum controllers released over here too… I’ve sent a begging email to Bandai Namco in Europe for a little clarity on the story, and to impolitely request the drum peripheral makes the journey too, and I’ll keep you updated should I get a reply.
As to why it’s all so exciting? Well, the Taiko no Tatsujin series has been a mainstay of Japanese arcades since 2001, a drum-based rhythm action game that’s deliciously upbeat, and it looks like a perfect match for Nintendo’s Switch – and not just because the Switch version will feature songs from Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2.