A dual pack of Taiko no Tatsujin games has been announced in the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase and is headed to Switch in “Winter 2020”.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack will include localised and upgraded ports of two previously Japan-only 3DS titles: Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikū Daibōken (or ‘Rhythmic Adventure 1’) and Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (now renamed as the less imaginative ‘Rhythmic Adventure 2’).
These freshly-localised games set Don-chan on a time-travelling RPG adventure where he takes on enemies in rhythmic battles using the series’ trademark taiko drum. Check out the trailer above to get a better feel for this RPG pair, or scroll down to digest some of the finer details from the PR blurb, as well as some screens from Nintendo’s website:
■Enjoy a relaxing adventure through the world where you control Don freely in Story Mode!
Take care of foes you encounter in Taiko Battles!
Drum on the Taiko well to attack! Mess it up and you’ll be attacked!
Compose a team of your favorite characters to take on even stronger enemies!
■In “Rhythmic Adventure 1” you’ll serendipitously meet Tocky who has the important job of protecting all of history.
He tells you his friend Ticky has been abducted by someone named Professor Timedyne.
This wily professor is trying to use Ticky to dismantle history!
Travel to all sorts of ages throughout history and do away with the bad guys!
■In “Rhythmic Adventure 2” the treasures that protect the very being of the world, the Ooparts, have been stolen by the shady organization The Hexagria Magical Society!
In order to retrieve them, Don and Katsu embark on a grand adventure!
Will Don and his friends be able to retrieve the Ooparts successfully and save the world?!
■And of course, you can play the Taiko Game Mode!
The library consists of over 130 songs, including 6 newly added titles such as “Pretender” by Official Hige Dandism and “Gurenge” from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba!
We enjoyed our time with Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! when it released on Switch back in 2018, with our only major gripe being that you really needed the drum controller to get the best out of it. If you’ve invested in that satisfying peripheral, it’ll no doubt please you to have another opportunity to break it out this Winter.
Let us know below if this announcement has got your heart beating like a particular percussion instrument.