Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don! first details, screenshots - Gematsu
Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don! first details, screenshots
posted on 06.22.17 at 12:54 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Enjoy Guest Sessions with popular characters like Doraemon.

Bandai Namco has released the first information and screenshots of Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!, its newly announced PlayStation 4 entry in its popular drumming game series.

Get the details below.

■ About

(1) The staple songs everyone knows, plus a lot of latest hits!

Enjoy the Taiko Drum Master you know from the arcades in the comfort of your own home! It’s the “musical performance” game with the best performance gameplay experience!

(2) A series first! Easily play with the performance data of your friends and family with “Friend Session Performance.”

You can even play with popular characters through the “Guest Session Performance” feature.

(3) Hit the Drums with Friends and Family.

A “Drum and Drumsticks for PlayStation 4” controller and game bundle will also be released.

■ A Musical Performance Game

Enjoy the Taiko Drum Master you know from the arcades in the comfort of your own home!

—The song selection screen is all new on PlayStation 4.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—Select from difficulty options including “Simple,” “Normal,” “Hard,” and “Demonic.” There are some songs with “inner note charts” that offer an even further degree of difficulty.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—Maintain an skillfull a performance and the background scenery will gradually become more extravagent.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—If you perform well and amass your Soul Gauge to 100 percent, your tension will increase to the maximum amount and an even more extravagent production can be seen.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

Mission Bingo

There is a “Mission Bingo” set for each song. By achieving bingos, you’ll receive a koban useful for item treasure chests.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

Performances can be played with up to two players at the same time. Play together with your family, siblings, and friends!

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

The lineup consists of staple songs that family and friends can enjoy beyond generations, as well as new hits.

■ Some of the Song List

Genre Song Title
Pops “Zenzenzense” from Your Name.
Pops “Road Movie” theme song from Crayon Shin-chan the Movie
Pops “Ashita mo” commercial song from NTT Docomo
Pops “RPG”
Pops “Ninjari Banban”
Pops “Memeshii” by Golden Bomber
Pops “Kiseki”
Pops “Sakuranbo”
Pops “Rinda Rinda”
Pops “Natsu Matsuri”
Pops “Tentai Kansoku”
Pops “Kurenai”
Anime “Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon”
Anime “Tonari no Totoro”
Anime “Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ from Frozen
Anime “Zenryoku Batankyu” from Osomatsu-san
Anime “Zankoku-na Tenshi no Teeze” from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime “Youkoso Japari Park he” from Kemono Friends
Vocaloid “Ghost Rule” by DECO * 27 feat. Hatsune Miku
Vocaloid “Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari” by Kemu feat. IA
Variety “Pen-Pineapple Apple-Pen (PPAP)” by Piko Taro
Variety “Night of Knights” by Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario
Classic “Carmen Kumikyoku Ichiban Shuukyoku” by Bizet
Classic “Tengoku to Jigoku Jokyoku” by Offenbach
Game “Tales of Berseria Medley”
Game “Kagekiyo Genpei Touma Den Medley”
Namco Original “Tsunagare! Hriogare! Uchiagare!”

■ Friend Session Perforamnce

A series first! Easily play with the performance data of your friends and family! IF you register your friends and family members’ Sony Entertainment Network accounts as friends, even if they’re not there you can have a session performance wtih their performance data.

*A Sony Entertainment Network account is required to use the Friend Session feature.
*PlayStation Plus is not required.
*An Internet connection is required.

—Friend players will appear on the song selection screen! Perform with a friend using their performance data.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—Enjoy a musical performance with your friend.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—If you successfully clear a session’s quota, you can get a Don Koban that can be used for item treasure chests.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—If you set a greeting, it will be displayed to your opponent at the beginning and end of a performance. On this screen, you can see both the greeting and your customized Don-chan. Since you can get item treasure boxes using the Don Koban you collect by playing performances, you will be able choose from more types of customizations the more you play the game.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

■ Guest Session Perforamnce

“Guest Session Performance” is one of the new elements in Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!. During a Guest Session Performance, you can enjoy a performance together with a popular character. This time, we’ll look at a Guest Session Performance with the popular character Doraemon.

—Music Selection: Play a perfromance of “Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon” together with Dorremon in a Guest Session.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—Loading Screen: Doraemon will assist you at the start of the performance, as well as during. Since this is Taiko Drum Master, you can hear newly recorded lines from Doraemon as well.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—During the Performance: During the performance, there will be scenes where Doraemon and friends fly about the sky with their Takekoputas.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

—After the Performance: On the results screen, Doraemon will perform various actions based on the player’s results. He also has different variations of lines, so be sure to perform with him time and time again. Clear your quota to receive Don Kobans.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

■ Item Treasure Chests

Keep playing to gradually receive rewards. As you play performances, and successfully clear various challenges, you’ll receive Don Kobans. You can use Don Kobans at the gacha to receive various prizes, including outfits and chibi characters, titles, and greetings.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

■ Customization Room

You can use the outfits and titles you gather to freely customize a Don-chan all your own. Your Don-chan will also be fully represented when a friend or family member uses your performance data in a Friend Session Performance.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

Head parts, body parts, and makeup parts included, there are over 200 types of outfit parts. There are also over 60 color options for the face, body, and hands and feet.

■ Taiko-Style Controller

A bundle including a copy of the game and “Drum and Drumsticks for PlayStation 4” controller will be released, in addition to standalone physical and digital versions of the game. The “Drum and Drumsticks for PlayStation 4” controller is wired via USB cable.

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don!

Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don! is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2017.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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