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Thursday, July 27, 2017

PS4 Website Update - The "Everything You Already Know About" Update

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Together with today's blog entry publishing on the Taiko Team's blog, Session de Dodon ga Don's website has been updated with all the features that were revealed last week, including the newcomer Taiko Ranked Match mode which is also spotlighted in the pictures above!

The other sections being updated this time around are the Best Replay feature (=challenge a copy of yourself while aiming to beat personal high-scores), Training, Guest Session supporters and the full default songlist.

Namco Taiko Blog (27 July 2017) - Yellow Ver. GV 5.xx Teasers

It's time for another future arcade update teaser! Game Version 5.xx is scheduled to be distributed on August 8th, but the Team doesn't feel in the mood to fully spill out the beans yet, so we'll have another short pointer selection of what to expect from this version enhancement.

Here's what features are expected in the next update:
  • New songs!
  • New 2 Player-exclusive game mechanic!
  • Yellow Version's final main Dojo Ranking courses!
    (Erratum 27/07/2017: Still unable to match the timing for this release, Taiko Team is aiming for the next update after final tuning)
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: A YouTube-licious Summer Collaboration

Taiko no Tatsujin and YouTube are having a collaboration!

...wait, no, just with UUUM, one of Japan's largest MCN/production company, and their thirty-plus YouTuber talents. ...okay *puts down Nerdfighter salute*

Collab Special Site:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Twitter Snippets/Across Japan (25 July 2017): Eel Day Deja Vu-Ception

Today in Japan falls the so-called 'Doyo no Ushi' (土用の丑の日, lit. "Midnight of the Ox"), and if this bit might sound familiar to some of our long-time followers... that's because we've already talked about this. Twice, in fact!

Still, enjoy the playable return of Namco Original Unagi no Tamashii Rock, coming to both Japanese and General Asia Yellow Version arcades from today to August 6th.

(...just when will the Taiko Team decide to unlock it permanently?)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Random: Staying Fresh for the New Game: Squid Beatz 2 for Splatoon 2

Continuing from the first game, the brand new Splatoon 2 again comes with the rhythm-action minigame of Squid Beatz 2 (イカラジオ2, Ika Radio 2).

In case you don't know, you can unlock the original Squid Beatz via completing additional amiibo challanges in Splatoon 1. Though being mostly just a music player, you can call upon the rhythm-game part to have notes flow from right to left along a line.

The original was more of just "something to do in this music player", but the new installment has powered-up the gaming aspects including actual hit judgement and scoring, plus gold and silver squid trophies for completing each notechart.

In short, the pink notes (sounds like dons) have you press the direction or A/B/X/Y buttons, the green notes (sounds like kats) takes the shoulder L/R buttons, and the bordered notes needs to be hit on both sides. What is different from Taiko no Tatsujin, in addition to the pink and green notes split into two rows instead of one, there are also places that you have to press pink and green notes at the same time.

The actual difficulty level though is familiar if you play Taiko no Tatsujin well enough. Most HARD notecharts tops at or under Oni ★9 with your typical 16th and 24th clusters and streams.

...wait hold on, that phrase sounds so similar back there...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Song of the Week! 22 July 2017

For not-Japanese Taiko no Tatsujin fans, the news of a console game for the series that is getting official translations for another language are always the ones of the highest magnitude... let alone three of them, at the same time!

Being an English-rooted news blog and all that jazz, today's featured track comes from the other title that got an English transation in the past, as well as the first non-Japanese Taiko game to come out...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin [heavy sharpie strokes] Drum Session! (PS4-1)

Remember V Version in Chinese, 3DS2 in Korean, as well as the much shame-inducing first attempt that is Taiko Drum Master back on PS2? PS4-1 is bringing all those three together (only for the Asian market)!