Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! first details, screenshots

Swing the Joy-Cons to the rhythm this summer in Japan.

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

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

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!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

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.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

—Swing the Joy-Cons with good timing when the notes overlap.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

■ 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.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Master Drumsticks

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

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Lantern Eel

If you select the Lantern Eel character, you can barrage the drums to get a high score.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

■ Song List: Part 1 Revealed

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! will feature over 70 songs.

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

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:

—Beach Volleyball

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

—Don-chan and friends become bees!?

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!

Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version! is due out this summer in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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