BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is happy to announce that the iconic rhythm game, Taiko no Tatsujin is coming to the Nintendo Switch™! The game, aptly named Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version!  will include English interface* and release across Southeast Asia markets (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia) on 9th August 2018.

New game feature –  “Shake and Play” function 

A new highlight in the upcoming game is the “Shake and Play” function with Joy-Con™. The function is compatible with the TV mode and table mode! Taiko no Tatsujin can be also enjoyed by Nintendo Switch™ players on the go. The game can be played in handheld mode, so you can enjoy the game where ever you are. ※Note: Joy-Con™feature will not be available on handheld mode

Brand New Game Music!

Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version!  will include brand new game music such as 「Jump Up, Super Star! Short Version」 from “Super Mario Odyssey” and 「Kirby Medley」 from “Kirby’s Return to Dream Land” . It will also include popular Anime songs such as 「Yo-kai Exercise NO.1」 from “Yo-Kai Watch” and 「We Are!」 from “One Piece” . Over 70 famous tracks will be playable in this game.

Your Performance Character
In-game image: Splatoon

A new element to Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version!  is the appearance of performance character. Before each performance starts, player can choose a performance character to play with in the game. Each performance guest has a performance skill that will enable player to receive a higher score. Players can choose 「Squid」 from “Splatoon 2” in which the character will support you in-game or 「Kirby」 from “Kirby ‘s Return to Dream Land” to assist in getting a better timing when playing or hitting Balloon Notes.

More fun with friends!
Taiko no Tatsujin - Party mode

With Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! expect more fun with friends with offline local play for up to 4-players*. There are many party games included in the party mode, players can work together to get high score or play against each other. ※Each connected player will need to have own Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! game software in their machine. 

English Language Patch

Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! will be coming in Japanese voice-over and Japanese / Chinese / Korean text. English language will be made available via a free patch on 9th August 2018 for Southeast Asia!