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Monday, August 13, 2012

Sega's game inception - Taiko no Tatsujin in Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 Is Like Inception. A Video Game within a...Video Game. 

Featuring older videogames in a newer one is quite common now, but what if the game comes from a completely different franchise/developer? Sega is going to do that with the upcoming PS3 game Yakuza 5.

The game, which will be released worldwide on December 2012, will feature Namco Bandai's popular rhythm game franchise in the game's arcade rooms (Taiko 0, by the way), after the collaboration songs released for Taiko (one of those, MachineGun Kiss, incidentally comes from another Yakuza game, Yakuza OF THE END)

But, Sega's Taiko cameo isn't just for decoration; you will actually be able to play some Taiko no Tatsujin songs as a minigame, and it is the first rhythm game minigame to be playable on PS3. The songs available for play are Mappy Ondo, Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro and Dvorak's From the New World, though no confirmation if all the difficulties are in.

『龍が如く5』と『太鼓の達人』がコラボ ― 神室町でプレイ可能

Another fun Taiko feature available in Yakuza 5 allows players to win a Don-Chan plush from the arcade's UFO catchers.

『龍が如く5』と『太鼓の達人』がコラボ ― 神室町でプレイ可能

Though it may not be confirmed if these will be in non-Japanese versions of the game, Taiko no Tatsujin's HD home console debut is like no other one in rhythm games history!


  1. For localization, this makes roadblock for Sega of America and Europe. This mini game would be deleted.
    (damn! Why should I use my brother's account!?)

  2. inb4 very real possibility of Taiko PS3 in the making

  3. holy what


    While I have no qualms whatsoever with Taiko's randomly crossovering everywhere, I'm just worried that, you know, iirc Yakuza is an M-rated game. I don't like the vibes here.

    1. Well Yakuza songs are in Taiko already so lol