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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nippon Falcom Collaborations Continues to Taiko no Tatsujin Plus

Making grand debut at the Game Music galore of Vita1, Nippon Falcom's famous franchise extends their collaborative efforts to the Apple smart devices with songs for the Gakkyoku Tori Houdai service and gacha goodness a la smartphone wallpapers and Taiko skins.

from Ys I & II Chronicles
 明日への鼓動 「英雄伝説 閃の軌跡」より
Ashita e no Kodou from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

And now we have a pretty collab triangle with Sega, Falcom and Namco. Dandy. (NB. Chain Chronicles also collab'ed with TLoH:ToCS)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bahamut Interviews Oosawa for V Version Chinese ver.

**Photos removed due to viewing problems. Please check at the original post linked at the bottom instead.

V Version being the revolutionary game to venture into the Chinese console territory deserves more Chinese press attention. During his trip to Taiwan for their launch event, producer Oosawa also sat down with Taiwan gaming press Bahamut for an interview. If you don't read Chinese, at least the post also doubles as a slideshow of photos at the launch event.

Some major answers include:
  • Also worked on AC0, Oosawa and the team decides to double a Chinese version after seeing a heated AC0 Tournament in Taiwan, to respond to the popularity in Asian markets.
  • V Version has taken a much "mature" route in song choices (eg. more midnight animes) and character designs (eg. more grown-up proportions for Maple and Violia), to target a more mature audience.
  • Chinese DLC has not arrived but is on its way. Together with Japanese ver. DLC they would come in monthly/bi-monthly intervals at least til the end of the year.

Link to interview

Sunday, July 26, 2015

School Matters series

Unlike many other Namco Original song series which are defined by either its creator/s or part of their title (or in some cases, both), this one features songs revolving around an overarching theme behind their lyrics. For this song series' case, that theme is the Japanese school system, featuring key moments/elements of its trail. As the Taiko Team started to group the following songs as related into a series through some of their blog entries, the School Matters topic has been considered a series-worthy one from fans as well.

Just like the Space/Time Division songs, this series has started from a song featuring unmo as the singer, regardless of the fact that none of the later songs (as to date) feature her voice. Another element that links these songs is the fact that composer Kawamoto 'Kawagen Collagen' Yoshinori (川元義徳) has been involved in first line for their creation and/or notecharting.

Sympho-Neighbours - FLOWER is EVERYWHERE

Greetings and welcome to a brand new Sunday feature for our humble blog! In Sympho-Neighbours, we are going to take a look at both past and current news about general rhythm game lore, as long as the featured topics and/or subjects are also available on Taiko games in some fashion or another.

This won't be a weekly corner like Song of the Week, but if a week's end won't have that much Taiko-related news, then maybe (just maybe) you'll be able to hear something else from our Sympho-Neighbours.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Song of the Week! 25 July 2015

It's useless to run in circles about this topic: objectively, V Version has the best Game Music selection of every console Taiko game to date, featuring almost 30 songs at Day 1 with lots of console debuts and arcade ports, both from old and new game franchises.

Today we're having a look at one of the newcomers!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Twitter Snippets (24 July 2015) - Fighting the Heat with Food and Songs

Today in Japan falls the so-called 'Doyo no Ushi' (土用の丑の日, lit. "Midnight of the Ox"), issued 18 days before the beginning of the Autumn season (according to the ancient Chinese calendar system). According to old sayings, if someone eats eel during this day, he or she won't suffer anymore from the heat of the leftover Summer days.

As the tweet above shows, the Taiko brothers want to make sure that both they and other Taiko players won't suffer the heat as well! And so, the Namco Original song Unagi no Tamashii Rock will be available to play from today until August 5th, the day of the next minor Murasaki update's release. The Asian Taiko Facebook profile also reports that the song will appear on not-Japanese Murasaki models as well, under the same time period!

Namco Taiko Blog (July 24 2015) - Chaining into the Chronicle! Murasaki Version Update (5.12)

We told you about the Chain Chronicle collaboration spanning onto the arcades, and there needs to be the update that carries it. Here it is, coming August 5.