Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Physical Edition Now Out on Nintendo Switch

Play anytime and anywhere.
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The physical edition of Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival for Nintendo Switch is finally here! It comes in the standard physical version and the Taiko Drum Set edition. The latter comes with the base game and the Taiko No Tatsujin Drum Controller.

In celebration of this edition coming out, a new trailer has been released, which you can watch below:

In Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, players are invited to go on a whimsical adventure across a music festival in colorful Omiko City. Serving as guides are DON-Chan and the new character Kumo-Kyun. The game offers multiple modes to play, practice, and master the endlessly fun experience of playing digital Taiko drums. The base game has 76 songs available including new tracks “Gurenge,” “Feel Special,” and “Racing into the Night.”

The gameplay features the Story Mode where players vie to become a Taiko master, and multiplayer modes, and Online battles, with new exclusive rewards every season. There’s the “couch co-op” Party Mode where players can play with friends and compete in different fun mini-games like “Great Drum Toy War.” Finally, the Taiko Mode allows for endless play and practice.

The game also offers an engaging customization system where players have the chance to earn “Don Coins” as they play. This can help them acquire fun in-game items, such as costumes and nameplates that factor into gameplay.

In a statement, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Sr. Brand Manager Dan Ham shared that for the first time in the US, the drum rhythm game is finally available as a physical release. The game delivers what can be described as the “richest experience yet” for players who are already familiar with the series, especially with its list of songs and breadth of features. This game is also a good entry point for those new to the game with improved support. Ham said that they can’t wait for DON-chan and Kumo-kyun to be on the shelves of players everywhere.

Digital versions of Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival were made available in September. You can get the Standard Edition in the Nintendo eShop. A Digital Deluxe Edition is also offered that has a 90-day access to the Taiko Music Pass, which boasts 500 additional songs. Learn more about the game here.

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