Bandai Namco has released the first information and screenshots of the March-announced Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!.
Get the details below.
■ Swing the Joy-Cons Like Drumsticks
One feature of Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is the “Furifuri Performance” control method, where you swing the Joy-Cons like drumsticks to enjoy a Taiko Drum Master experience just like you were at the arcade. The “Don” note is hit with a straight downward swing of the Joy-Cons, while the “Kat” note is hit with a diagonal downward swing. HD Rumble is also supported, allowing you to feel each strike of the drums.
Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! also supports TV mode, table mode, and handheld mode, allow you to perform whenever and wherever. Additionally, up to four Switch units can connect and play performances together in local multiplayer.
—In addition to Furifuri Performance, other control methods such as “Button Performance” and “Touch Performance” are also being prepared.
—Swing the Joy-Cons with good timing when the notes overlap.
■ Performance Characters that Possess Various Performance Skills
Performance characters are one of the new elements in Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! Before starting a performance, you can select a performance character. Each characters possesses various performance skills, so be sure to challenge songs that you have never played before.
If you select the Master Drumsticks character, there will be no distinction between “Don” and “Kat” notes allowing you to simply swing the Joy-Cons to match the rhythm
If you select the Lantern Eel character, you can barrage the drums to get a high score.
■ Song List: Part 1 Revealed
Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will feature over 70 songs.
Here are the first 23 revealed songs:
Genre Song Title Pop “Takane no Haneko-san” by Back Number Pop “Tomo ni” by Wanima Pop “TT -Japanese Ver.-“ Pop “Zenzenzense” from Your Name. Pop “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” Pop “RPG” Pop “Natsu Matsuri” Anime “Dokomademo ~How Far I’ll Go~” from Moana Anime “Howling” from The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments Anime “Be The One” from Kamen Rider Build Anime “Itsumo Nando Demo” from Spirited Away Anime “Aloha!!” from Pokemon Sun & Moon Anime “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” from Dragon Ball Z Anime “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” from Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime “Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo” Vocaloid “Haikei Doppelganger” by Kemu Variety “YouTube Theme Song” by Hikakin & Seikin Variety “Grip & Breakdown!! Tatsujin Edit.” by Touhou Project Arrange Sound Holic feat. Nana Takahashi Classic “Tengoku to Jigoku Jokyoku” by Offenbach Game Music “Jump Up, Super Star! Short Version” from Super Mario Odyssey Game Music “Splatoon 2 Medley”
■ Party Games You Can Play with Everyone
Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will feature party games you can play with everyone. Further information will be announced at a later date, but here are a couple of teaser screenshots for now:
—Don-chan and friends become bees!?
Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is due out this summer in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.