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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Namco Taiko Blog (11 September 2014): Taiko Wii U Wrap-Up and Sequel

Having its supply of monthly free DLC abruptly cut was not the best of news for the ailing Taiko Wii U, but it appears Namco is giving its first eighth-generation home console Taiko game some closure after all, while at the same time officially announcing its successor!

First of all, a cold shower. Starting from September 16th, 2014, there will be some drastic changes for the game's downloadable content, particularly with the songs. In a nutshell:

  • All the DLC songs from the Namco Original, Game Music and Classic genres (with the addition of Guren no Yumiya, Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban- and Kumamoto Surprise) won't be available anymore for the download.
  • Miracle☆Travel, Aitakatta, Sanpo and Walking Through The Towers will still remain as free downloadable songs. There's no mention about Sanpo's Ura, but most likely it's going to remain.
  • All the other DLC songs that haven't been mentioned will be available for purchase at the price of 150 Yen (plus taxes). Again, no mention about Uras but they're most likely to remain.
  • All the outfit parts will still be available, both the paid and the free-do-download ones.

On a lighter note, Taiko Wii U's final downloadable song, available from September 17th, 2014 to November 19th, 2014, is the same final song for Taiko Portable DX: Shimedore 2000+! Like all the downloadable songs before it, Shimedore is free.

On the very next day after Shimedore is taken down from the store (November 20th), Taiko Wii U 2 will be up on sale! Introducing...

Taiko no Tatsujin Tokumori! (太鼓の達人 特盛り!)

(Don-chan looks so round and adorable XD)

As for the song list, it's going to have the same range as Taiko Wii 4 and Taiko Wii 5; over 100 songs! No mention of downloadable songs this time, at least for now. As expected, Taiko no Tatsujin Tokumori for the Wii U will be present at the Tokyo Game Show, set for September 21st and 22nd.

From the promotional flyer above, we can already spot some names from yesterday's rumored song list, including three returning songs (Let It Go, Guren no Yumiya, Senbonzakura), a Dragon Ball Heroes song (possibly the new one, as Wii U 1 already has the first one) and the two new known J-Pop songs from Sekai no Owari and AKB48 (Honoo to Mori no Carnival, Labrador Retriever).

Stay tuned, as we wait for more informations from this game!

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1 comment:

  1. @lok thanks for the edit. I guess this just highlights once again how much the 'free DLC' decision cost them lol