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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! Games Head West on November 2

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Trailer previews Switch, PS4 releases

Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe announced on Friday that they will release the Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version!) Nintendo Switch game and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don!) PlayStation 4 game in the Americas and Europe on November 2. The companies began streaming an announcement trailer for the games.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! shipped for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 19. The game will get an English release in Southeast Asia on August 9.

The game includes new control features that are unique to the Switch console, including using the Joy-Con controllers to input the rhythm commands. The game features music from Nintendo games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Yo-Kai Watch. New to the game are "performance characters," which players can select to assist them during the game.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don!) shipped for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on October 26. The game also received an English release in Southeast Asia last October.

The game features more than 70 songs, including your name. theme song "Zenzenzense," Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shūrai! Uchūjin Shiriri theme song "Road Movie," Kemono Friends theme song "Yōkoso Japari Park," and "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen." Players can compete with friends remotely in "Friend Session Play" mode, or play against characters such as Doraemon in "Guest Session Play" mode.

Sources: Bandai Namco Entertainment America's press release and YouTube channel


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