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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Song of the Week! 18 October 2014

By popular demand, today's feature is about a staple of Japan animation; Real Robot animated series! Join us as we take a look at the very first and the very last Gundam songs on Taiko.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Taiko Plus - Popular Song Pack 18 and 10 Million Downloads Celebration!

Aside from arcade Taiko players, even Apple donders have something to rejoice in this week! As for several Fridays in the past, a new song pack has been released, featuring the following songs:
  • Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari
  • Wake up!
  • Tsuki to Taiyou
  • RPG
  • One Night Carnival
Highlights for the Popular Song Pack 18 (人気曲ぱっく18)  this time around include both recent arcade and console exclusives. The honorable mention goes to One Night Carnival, a returning song from the eldest Taiko games that comes back with new note patterns for each mode! Here's the new Oni chart for instance, with 24th and long mixed streams:

On top of that, the Taiko Plus app has reached the 10-million download milestone! In order to celebrate, a 2-part campaign has been issued, with the first part starting today. Part two will start instead next week, from October 23rd.

In part one, players will receive two new songs after purchasing a pack, among the limited-release Namco Original song being distributed in the past. Plus, the in-game lottery has four new outfit parts for Don-Chan's customization, which can be won only during the 10-million DL celebration. In order to make the unlock of these promo parts faster, each song cleared on Taiko Plus will award double the points for the Lottery! Grab them until you can.

Tune in next week for Part 2's new content of this milestone event!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Namco Taiko Blog (16 October 2014) - Tenkaichi Otogesai Song Reveal!

After an half-day-long delay, here's the first blog entry from the Taiko Team that actually acknowledges the latest rhythm game collaboration extravaganza!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Let-down - Update on Tenkaichi Otogesai

Remember how we were talking about the next AOU newsletter coming out today, probably containing further information about the big Tenkaichi Otogesai? Well now it is out, and isn't that a giant let-down.

This little clip below is all the coverage about the collab in AOU's October newsletter. We now know the scale of the event, involving 777 arcade centers across Japan (nice number). The tourney songs will be added to cabinets in 1329 shops. And that's it. Being a industry-focused publication, it is reasonable that player-centric information (like what songs are in) would be skimped largely. Oh well, we still have two weeks to the update, so patience young cricket. (Namco Taiko Blog tomorrow!)

As an interesting statistic, Taiko no Tatsujin can boast as the more widespread game among the four, being in 1231 shops out of the above-mentioned 1329 (92.6%). maimai has 562/1329 (42.2%), Groove Coaster has 562/1329 (42.3%) and jubeat 640/1329 (48.1%).

From Page 1, AOU October newsletter

[RUMOR] added later October 15: Meanwhile rumors has surfaced about the first batch of song candidates. This rumor is half-confirmed with stuck cover art in this inner page, despite "content not open for access yet".
  • FLOWER by DJ YOSHITAKA from jubeat
  • Garakuta Doll Play by t+pazolite from maimai
  • Got more raves? by E.G.G. from Groove Coaster
  • Kita Saitama 2000 from Taiko (Come on, you should know KitaSai. I am not linking this.)
We have also located a claimed official Twitter account for the collab, which tweeted a hint of an announcement tomorrow afternoon with all the games' makers, after a final check tomorrow morning.
Also the final number of shops getting first-hand access for the new collab songs is 1335, counting in some last-minute new AOU member, to a total of 3001 points (multiple cabinets of the same game in the same shop counts as one). The list of confirmed shops and locations will also be announced tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taiko Wii U 2's latest website update

As the game's launch day is drawing closer and closer, the related website page has been updated once again! Here's a short synopsis for what's new this time.

Twitter Snippets (October 14 2014) - Tenkaichi Otogesai Imminent

I'll say it right out front: This post is mainly for the purpose of filling in a 3-day gap of no-post-ness. Getting really dry out here.

But as a ending statement to today's Twitter standby, Etou reveals that although the notechart(s) he completed today is not exactly for it, more news for the Tenkaichi Otogesai is coming and fast! The next update (to add the collab songs) is also being prepared.
Note that tomorrow is also the possible date for AOU's October newsletter, which is probably their last proper chance to announce the playable songs of the collab/tourney. So prepare for tidal waves of news and hype from (maybe) tomorrow.

In preparation, check out our previous posts on the collab so that you get the big picture right: The official Namco Taiko Blog and more info from August AOU newsletter and September AOU newsletter.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Instagram Snippets - Kimidori in Indonesia

From the chatbox and Twitter, we have caught notice of these two snaps of Taiko no Tatsujin Kimidori (in a Momoiro shell) at the recent Fun Asia Expo in Indonesia. It would be stupid to just show the cabinet and then retreat, so there might just be some potential that some AC0 cabinets are staying around the region.

taiko no tatsujin at funasia expo, almost like a mini loctest (?)

machine ver.