Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Now Out on Nintendo Switch

Become the drum master.
Become the drum master. Bandai Namco

Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival is now available on Nintendo Switch, with digital versions accessible at the Nintendo eShop. There’s also a physical edition though it’s scheduled to come out on October 7.

Players can choose between Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition. The latter comes with a 90-day access to the Taiko Music Pass, which includes 500 additional songs. The Taiko Music Pass, either the 30-day or 90-day access, can be purchased separately.

In Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, players go on a journey through a music festival in Omiko City. They’ll be guided by DON-Chan and the new character Kumo-Kyun.

The game offers different modes for everyone to play, practice, and master playing digital Taiko drums set to favorite songs, including pop hits and video game classics. There are 76 songs available right now, with these new tracks:

  • “Gurenge”
  • “Feel Special”
  • “Racing into the Night”

As mentioned, there are multiple modes for players to enjoy. In Story Mode, players vie to be a Taiko master, while multiplayer modes allow for Online Battles. Then, there is the “couch co-op” Party Mode where you get to play with friends and compete with them in fun minigames like the “Great Drum Toy War.” Finally, there’s the Taiko Mode for endless play and practice.

The game also features an engaging customization system that lets players earn “Don Coins” as they play to acquire fun in-game items like costumes and nameplates, which factor into game play.

In a statement, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. Sr. Brand Manager Dan Ham shared that after a four-year hiatus, this drum rhythm game is back with new features and all-new music. He added that this game is a good addition to the franchise, especially with its online battles and party mode. Ham went on to say that players can also enjoy the music subscription service which offers at least 500 songs. There’s no question that Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will not only deliver a rich experience for returning players but also serve as a good entry point for new players.

The Taiko No Tatsujin rhythm game franchise started in 2001 and since then has seen numerous titles and song releases. Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival is the first in the series to offer the Taiko Music Pass, giving players access to a catalog of over 500 songs and monthly updates that add new songs.

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