■ New Performance Characters
One of the new elements of Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is “performance characters.” Each performance character has a skill that supports your performance. Joining these performance characters are Kirby from Kirby and Squid from Splatoon 2.
Since Squid’s skill lets you clear performances more easily, it enables even beginners to take on the challenge of a difficult song.
Kirby’s performance skill is recommended for people who might say, “I want to beat the drums with better timing to the rhythm,” or, “I want to barrage hit the balloon notes more successfully.” Also, the “Kirby Medley” from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land will appear in the game as a playable song.
Choose the performance character that meets your needs, then take on various songs.
■ Party Games Overview
Everyone Bon Odori
A game where everyone works together to achieve a high score. Flutter your Joy-Cons to the rhythm, push buttons, and dance back and forth. A sound cue will play when the turn direction changes, so be sure to pay attention.
If you fail, Don-chan and the others may fall over. Work together to successfully clear the game.
Home Run Batter
Swing to the rhythm when the ball comes your way. There may be curve balls in addition to straight pitches, so be sure to pay attention to the rhythm of the music. And if the pitcher throws a fireball straight, swing at the same time the ball is thrown. Aim for the home run.
By clearing a game, you will unlock higher difficulty games. Also, by playing games time and time again, you may also be able to choose new performance characters when playing songs. Play party games multiple times, then take on musical performances.
■ Song List: Part 2 Revealed
Following the first list of 23 songs, Bandai Namco has revealed another 33 songs featured in the game:
Genre Song Title
Pop “Mita koto mo nai Keshiki” by Au Santarou Soccer Ouen CM Song
Pop “Sugar Song to Bitter Step”
Pop “Memeshikute” by Golden Bomber
Pop “One Night Carnival”
Pop “Silent Jealousy”
Anime “Lupinranger vs. Patranger”
Anime “Pop Team Epic” from the opening theme of the TV anime Pop Theme Epic
Anime “Yo-Kai Taisou Dai’ichi” from Yo-kai Watch
Anime “We Are” from One Piece
Anime “Odoru Ponpokorin” from Chibi Maruko-chan
Anime “Sanpo” from My Neighbor Totoro
Anime “Kimi ni 100 Percent” from Crayon Shin-chan
Anime “Anpanman no March”
Vocaloid “Juumensou Colorful Ver.” by YM
Vocaloid “Onigiri ha Doko Kashira” by Yomii
Variety “Jounetsu Tairiku”
Variety “Bad Apple!! feat. Nomico” by Touhou Project Arrange Alstroemeria Records
Variety “Iro ha Nio he Dochiri Nuru wo” by Touhou Project Arrange Ryuuhei Satellite
Variety “ABC no Uta”
Variety “Omae Butamen” by Oyatsu Company & The Puh
Classic “Kumabachi no Hikou” by Rimsky-Korsakov
Classic “Toruko Koushinkyoku” by Beethoven
Game Music “Kirby Medley” from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Game Music “Pac Toy-Box” from Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Game Music “Anzu no Uta” from The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls
Going along with the above info is news that Hori will be releasing a drum controller for the game. You can get a rundown of all the info below.
- improved in sensitivity as compared to other versions from Hori
- two slots have also been added to let you slide two 500 ml bottles full of water into the base to weigh it down
- up to two players can use two different controllers at the same time
- controller weighs about 860 grams
- connects to the Switch via USB with a two meter-long cable
- ¥ 6,980 yen
- releases on July 19th