Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! details ranked matches, latest guest characters, more

Hatsune Miku, Hello Kitty, Pac-Man, and Heihachi Mishima join the fray.

Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Taiko Drum Master; Drum Session! detailing Taiko Ranked Matches, additional performance modes such as Best Replay Performance and Training Performance, the latest confirmed characters to appear in Guest Session Performance mode, and an updated list of songs.

Get the details below.

■ Taiko Ranked Matches

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

“Taiko Ranked Match” is a mode in which players will try their skills against other players all around the country. Since you’re matched with the performance data of other players based on your skill, your rank will rise as you win and aim for higher ranks.

By first performing the 5th rank certification battle, you will be certified for the beginning rank. You will then be matched with opponents based on your own skill, and perform against the performance data of other players.

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

You will win by surpassing your opponent’s score in a performance. By winning, you’ll earn a “Kachiboshi Medal” (a medal indicating your victory), and you will rank up by building up a collection of said medals. Additionally, by playing Taiko Ranked Matches, you’ll receive “Match Points.” The rankings of Match Points can also be checked.

It should be noted that in order to play Taiko Ranked Matches, an Internet connection and Sony Entertainment Network account are required. However, a PlayStation Plus subscription is not required.

■ Additional Performances

Best Replay Performance

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

“Best Replay Performance” is a score attack mode that matches you against your personal best score. Your best score data is played back on the bottom lane, and since you can find out at which points you made a mistake, you can discover at which spots you need improvement. Practice and practice to increase your score.

Training Performance

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

“Training Performance” is a training mode that lets you speed up, rewind, change speed, and so on as you like in order to train at spots in which you might need improvement. Train and train in order to gradually take on higher difficulty songs.

■ Guest Session Performance

“Guest Session Performance” is a new element in Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! It allows you to enjoy performances together with popular characters.

We previously saw Doraemon, but this time we will take a look at Hatsune Miku, Hello Kitty, Pac-Man, and Heihachi Mishima.

Guest Session: Hatsune Miku

Enjoy a Guest Session Performance with Hatsune Miku in songs “Ghost Rule” and “Alien Alein.” Watch as Miku strikes the drums.

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Guest Session: Hello Kitty

Enjoy a dream session with Hello Kitty. Be sure to pay attention to her adorable gestures.

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Guest Session: Pac-Man

Enjoy a Guest Session Performance with Pac-Man in the song “Eat ‘Em Up.” Nostalgic scenes may also appear.

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Guest Session: Heihachi Mishima

From Tekken 7 comes Heihachi Mishima, wielding drumsticks. Enjoy a session with the fighter in the song “Heat Haze Shadow 2.” If the performance heats up, there may even be a certain flashback scene…

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!

■ Updated Song List

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! will feature over 70 songs, ranging from the staple songs everyone knows to a lot of latest hits. Here is the full list of confirmed songs:

GenreSong TitleOrigin
Pop“Zenzenzense”Your Name.
Pop“Road Movie”Crayon Shin-chan the Movie
Pop“Ashita mo”Commercial song from NTT Docomo
Pop“LOSER”Kenshi Yonezu
Pop“Umi no Koe”Commercial song from Au’s Santarou Series
Pop“Sugar Song and Bitter Step”
Pop“Himawari no Yakusoku”
Pop“Gimme Chocolate!!”
Pop“RPG”
Pop“Ninjari Banban”
Pop“Memeshikute”Golden Bomber
Pop“Koi Oto to Amazora”
Pop“Kiseki”
Pop“Ikenai Taiyou”
Pop“Sakuranbo”
Pop“Rinda Rinda”
Pop“Natsu Matsuri”
Pop“Tentai Kansoku”
Pop“Kurenai”
Pop“Apollo”
Anime“Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon”
Anime“Tonari no Totoro”
Anime“Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~”Frozen
Anime“Try Everything”Zootopia
Anime“Genkai Toppa x Survivor”Dragon Ball Super
Anime“Zenryoku Batankyu”Osomatsu-san
Anime“Guren no Yumiya”Attack on Titan
Anime“We are!”One Piece
Anime“Zankoku-na Tenshi no Teeze”Neon Genesis Evangelion
Anime“Youkoso Japari Park he”Kemono Friends (Doubutsu Biscuts x PPP)
Vocaloid Song“Ghost Rule”DECO * 27 feat. Hatsune Miku
Vocaloid Song“Alien Alien”Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku
Vocaloid Song“Lost One no Goukoku”Neru feat. Kagamine Rin
Vocaloid Song“Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari”Kemu feat. IA
Variety“Hello Kitty”
Variety“Pen-Pineapple Apple-Pen (PPAP)”Piko Taro
Variety“Night of Knights”Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario
Variety“Saishuu Kichiku Imouto Flandre S.”Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario
Variety“Cirno no Perfect Sansuu Kyoushitsu”Touhou Project Arrange Arm + Yoshimi Yuuno (IOSYS) feat. Miko
Classic“Hanlock”
Classic“Carmen Kumikyoku Ichiban Shuukyoku”Bizet
Classic“Ouverture de Guillaume Tell”Rossini
Classic“Tengoku to Jigoku Jokyoku”Offenbach
ClassicClassic Medley (Rock Compilation)
Game Music“Theme of Ryu”Street Fighter V
Game Music“Heat Haze Shadow 2”Tekken 7
Game MusicTales of Berseria Medley”
Game Music“Onegai! Cinderella”The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls
Game Music“Brand New Theater!”The Idolmaster: Million Live Theater Days
Game Music“Urban Striker”Critical Velocity
Game Music“Eat ‘Em Up!”R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
Game Music“Kagekiyo”Kagekiyo Genpei Touma Den Medley
Namco Original“Tsunagare! Hriogare! Uchiagare!”
Namco Original“Trust Game”feat. SaiChi (Harineko)
Namco Original“Magical Parfait”
Namco Original“Misegawa Ranbu”
Namco Original“Sotsu Omeshiki Furu”feat. Unmo
Namco Original“No Gravity”
Namco Original“Victoria”Crankty
Namco Original“Tengu Hayashi”
Namco Original“Time Traveler”Kashitaro Ito
Namco Original“Yomi no Izanami”
Namco Original“Tokyo Soda 8Bit Edit”Hige DriVAN
Namco Original“Mugen no Sora”Silver Forest feat. SAYA
Namco Original“Gassho Sutaboufe”with Tama Tai feat. Danchinomiya
Namco Original“Fly Away”
Namco Original“Houjou Yayoi”
Namco Original“Angel Dream”
Namco Original“Yuugao no Kimi”
Namco Original“Ouka Ranman”
Namco Original“Red Rose Evangel”
Namco Original“DokuLOCANdy”t+pazolite
Namco Original“Saitama 2000”
Namco Original“Mada Saitama 2000”

Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! is due out for PlayStation 4 on October 26 in Japan, and in Asia with English subtitles in 2017.

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