New Taiko Drum Master announced for 3DS
posted on 04.08.14 at 09:15 AM EDT by (@salromano)
More dondon due in Japan this June.

Taiko Drum Master

Famitsu this week reveals Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure for 3DS.

Due out on June 26 for 4,740 yen, the drumming game supports up to four-player multiplayer, and features an RPG-like “Space-Time Great Adventure Mode.”

Famitsu has part of the track list published, which hasn’t fully leaked online, but it reportedly includes a Vocaloid song that has been causing a storm lately.

The game will also come with customizable elements that will affect the overall status of Don-chan.

Development is currently 75 percent complete.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

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  • TetsuyaHikari

    >New Taiko Drum Master announced




    • Budgiecat

      har har

      • TetsuyaHikari

        I’m just disappointed, that’s all :/

        It has been a while since Taiko no Tatsujin was on a Sony console. The PSP ones were alright, but I remember all the PS2 ones that were even better. I just wish they’d make one for PS3 or Vita :p

  • almostautumn

    Shame for 3DS. Fingers cross for a Vita port and all that sweet, sweet zero-region lock.

    • kurosan9712

      In. your. dreams.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        >3DS is the best platform of the generation.

        I could say the same to you for your statement as well, buddy.

        • kurosan9712

          Well, it is. When any other platform outsells it, or gets more awesome games than it – then you can laugh at my statement as much as you want.
          It’s not happening, though.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            ^ implying sales determine how good a platform actually is

            Oh and the Dreamcast says “Hi”

            • kurosan9712

              In case of 3DS, it actually does, because that attracted a lot of devs to make more games for it.

              Look at how poor Vita or PS4, or…WiiU is with games library. Vita has ports mostly, PS4 barely gets anything(well, maybe with time) and WiiU get’s NOTHING. It does say something.

              • The Ash

                In Japan.

                • kurosan9712

                  I am always talking about JAPAN, as I don’t care about the west in the slightest.
                  My 3DS is japanese too.

              • TetsuyaHikari

                In the case of ANYTHING, it doesn’t. You’re just a fanboy, man, and you’re making it entirely too obvious. The 3DS could be one of only two consoles made in existence and ya know what? Even if the other console only sold 500 units compared to 5,000,000 units, your argument still wouldn’t hold any ground.

                By your logic, WoW is the best MMO in existence due to how much money Blizzard makes off of it and how many users it has, but guess what… It’s not the best MMO in existence. Much how the 3DS isn’t the best console in this generation or any generation. You want to know why I can say that? I know this might be incredibly hard for you to grasp, but I’m going to go nice and slow for you, okay…?


                You got that? The 3DS sales don’t mean shit to me. Hell, I’d twiddle my thumbs for hours on end rather than play a 3DS. Even watching paint dry would be more fun than me.

                Fun is subjective, man. Just because you think something is the greatest thing in the world doesn’t make it so, good sales or not. I hope you understand that now before trying to use sales figures to defend your fanboyism next time and realize that not everyone puts the 3DS on a pedestal like you do.

          • The Ash

            I hope you are including sales only for portables, because PS4 outsells 3ds every week. So, by your logic, PS4 is the best platform of the 8th generation.

            • kurosan9712

              Oh yeah? Count 3DS+3DS LL. It NEVER outsold 3DS. In Japan, where it’s revelant in this case, of course.

              • The Ash

                So, how 3ds is “3DS is the best platform of the generation”? Only in Japan? Because worldwide PS4 is the “best platform” according to you logic.

      • almostautumn

        There are more Taiko no Tatsujin games on Sony Platforms than Nintendo— so I dunno exactly what you’re implying?

  • Blackikun

    Nice! i own the first Taiko 3DS title and yeah, i´m happy there is a new 3DS Game on the way :D TAKE MY MONEY! (Hope for some really good songs)

  • kurosan9712

    Take. My. Money. Again.

    I have the first, and I totally want more Taiko on my 3DS. 3DS is the best platform of the generation.

  • Ex Post Facto

    Dear Nintendo

    You better release this on the 3DS eshop globally or I will have to resort to piracy for the first time in my life.

    I played the hell out of this game on my DSiLL and I’m not planning to get a Japanese 3DS just to play this.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    ahhh people complaining about a 3ds game and wanting it on vita. this, this is the gematsu I remember.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Considering the series started on a Sony console… Our complaints are justified ._.

      Here’s a reason why we’re complaining.

      PS2 Taiko no Tatsujin games:

      太鼓の達人 タタコンでドドンがドン (Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatacon de DODON ga DON) (24 October 2002)

      太鼓の達人 ドキッ!新曲だらけの春祭り (Taiko no Tatsujin: DOKI! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri) (27 March 2003)

      太鼓の達人 あっぱれ三代目 (Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare Sandaime) (30 October 2003)

      太鼓の達人 わくわくアニメ祭り (Taiko no Tatsujin: Waku Waku anime Matsuri) (18 December 2003)

      太鼓の達人 あつまれ!祭りだ!四代目 (Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri da!! Yondaime) (22 July 2004)

      太鼓の達人 TAIKO DRUM MASTER (Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum Master) (Oct 26, 2004)

      太鼓の達人 ゴー!ゴー!五代目 (Taiko no Tatsujin: Go! Go! Godaime) (9 December 2004)

      太鼓の達人 とびっきり!アニメスペシャル (Taiko no Tatsujin: Tobikkiri! Anime Special) (4 August 2005)

      太鼓の達人 わいわいハッピー!六代目 (Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime) (8 December 2005)

      太鼓の達人 ドカッ!と大盛り七代目 (Taiko no Tatsujin: DON-KA! to Oomori Nanadaime) (7 December 2006)

      PSP Taiko no Tatsujin games:

      太鼓の達人 ぽ~たぶる (Taiko no Tatsujin: Portable) (4 August 2005)

      太鼓の達人 ぽ~たぶる2 (Taiko no Tatsujin: Portable 2) (7 September 2006)

      太鼓の達人 ぽ~たぶるDX (Taiko no Tatsujin: Portable DX) (14 July 2011)

      It wasn’t until shortly after Taiko no Tatsujin: Portable 2 released when it finally shifted to Nintendo. So, just think about that for a moment… Look at how many we had on Sony’s consoles before Nintendo got a hold of it. Here are the Nintendo releases.

      Nintendo DS games:

      太鼓の達人 DS タッチでドコドン(Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon) (26 July 2007)

      めっちゃ! 太鼓の達人 DS 7つの島の大冒険 (Metcha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken) (24 April 2008)

      太鼓の達人 DS ドロロン!ヨーカイ大決戦!! (Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!!) (1 July 2010)

      Nintendo 3DS games:

      太鼓の達人 ちびドラゴンと不思議なオーブ (Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb) (12 July 2012)

      Wii games:

      太鼓の達人 Wii (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii) (December 11, 2008)

      太鼓の達人 Wii ドドーンと2代目! (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do Don to 2 Daime) (19 November 2009)

      太鼓の達人 Wii みんなでパーティ☆3代目! (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party 3 Daime) (December 2, 2010)

      太鼓の達人 Wii 決定版 (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban) (November 23, 2011)

      太鼓の達人Wii 超ごうか版 (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chogouka-Ban) (November 29, 2012)

      Wii U games:

      太鼓の達人 Wii Uば~じょん! (Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version) (November 21, 2013)

      Then there’s this new one announced. So yeah, you might want to do your homework next time before trying to make a backhanded remark about this being the Gematsu you remember due to people complaining about something like this. This is a legitimate complaint and I hope they actually do bring the series back to Vita, PS3, or PS4 at some point so we can enjoy it again too… Just how we did in the beginning.

      • kurosan9712

        Man…you just dug your own grave.
        Series DIDN’t START on SONY CONSOLES, or CONSOLES at all.
        First Taiko no Tatsujin is an ARCADE game, which most of us never seen(well, I heard someone saw an arcade machine with Taiko somewhere in US, but I doubt it’s a widespread phenomenon and I don’t live in the US anyways, we only ever got House of the Dead 3 and Tekken 3 arcade here).

        The console Taiko yes, they were on PS2, no argue here, but let’s see, lately, like since last gen, the series moved to Nintendo consoles, because they are more suitable for them(Wii because of it’s large amount of connectible controllers, one of which came to be the Taiko Drum controller, DS because of it’s resistance-type lower touch screen, which is perfect for Taiko, same for 3DS, same for Wii U if I remember right).
        And I really suspect the PS2 games were only made for PS2 because at that time there was no other console to make them for(well, PS2 WAS monopolizing the console market due to gamecube/dreamcast failing and Xbox1 came too late to get much attention in Japan).

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Dug my own grave…? Um, no. I’m well aware it started on arcade well before they moved it to Sony consoles, but newsflash… We’re talking about a port in this article, so of course I would say it started on PS2. Quit trying to be so politically correct to make your ends justify the means to your bullshit argument.

          I don’t really know how you can say that they were only put on PS2 because there was no other console to make them for at the time. Hell, even today, you could still buy a Taiko drum controller for the game and play it on PS3 if they were to release it on PS3. Regardless, you can slice it any way you want, man. It’s great and all that you’re fine with it staying on 3DS, but not everyone shares that sentiment.

          I’m also laughing at the fact that you couldn’t come up with a rebuttal towards my argument against why you feel the 3DS is the best. You’re grasping at straws now and frankly, it’s getting embarrassing. You’ve obviously got damage control on right now (lol @ opening with “dug your own grave” comment) to turn the attention away from you while you blow hot air about what you believe is the reason behind why it was put on PS2 in the first place, when you really have no idea.

          Please, not just for my sake, but spare all of us your tinfoil hat theories and fanboyism from now on, alright? You want to start blowing hot air or going around trying to tell people that the 3DS (or any console for that matter) is the best? Go do it somewhere else next time.


          • kurosan9712

            You know, the one embarassing yourself is you here.
            I am not embarassed at all, seriously. You’re trying to force your point of view that Taiko games should be on Sony consoles, but even the devs don’t think so(else why wouldn’t they make any for them after PSP?).
            DS/3DS resistive touchscreen is the best simply because it can create a feeling of you playing on a real drum, The DS/3DS Taikos came with 2 “bachi pen” styluses for that purpose, and as someone owning them, I must say it was worth it.

            If you don’t like that – go complain to Namco, it’s they who decided it is the best, not me(but I agree with their decision).

            And seriously, the real reason for your butt burning is that 3DS is REGION LOCKED, which is no reason for me to be worried, as I use a japanese 3DS anyways. Want it – buy a japanese 3DS. Don’t want a japanese 3DS – don’t play it. As simple as that.

    • Zero

      It’s the region lock. This is a common theme across the internet. Well, unless you just ban/punish everyone that complains about the region lock.

      I’m not sure that’s really fair, you know? What if the region lock didn’t exist and all the comments were simply port begging? Well, that would be different.

      I know people can simply view all of this as port begging, which does bother lots of readers. I apologize for that, but, we don’t flat out ban people for this. If it’s an obvious port beg and they have a history of posting that stuff, yes, they do get my attention as a moderator.