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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (3 August 2017) - Summer Duet Ensemble: Yellow ver. Version 5.xx Update

As foretold by the previous weekly post, it's going to be update time once again! After the jump is listed all the content that has to be expected this time around.

New Songs: August 3rd, 2017 (Yellow ver. G/V 5.xx)
 Taakane no Hanako-san (高嶺の花子さん) NEW!
   back number
 Shin Zombie (シン・ゾンビ) NEW!
   GLAY x Taiko no Tatsujin Tie-up Song
   Kyoukai no Rinne
 GEED no Akashi (GEEDの証 ) NEW!
   Ultraman Geed
 Aozora no Rhapsody (青空のラプソディ) NEW!
   Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
 Sukatto Bachan no Uta (スカッとばあちゃんの歌) NEW!
   Tsukai TV Skat Japan
 Charles (シャルル) NEW!
   Balloon feat. flower
 Kagami no Kuni no Alice (鏡の国のアリス) NEW! []
   Itou Kashitarou

The incoming update will add eight more songs to Yellow Version's tracklist, including the first new Vocaloid pick for yet another synthesized singer and a new Namco Original by Itou Kashitarou that may or may not give a wink or two to Lewis Carroll's stories...

On top of those tracks, let it be known that there's an Ura Oni challenge planned for the opening theme of the Dragon Maid anime!

New Mode: Issho ni Waiwai Ensou

The other major addition to the next update is a 2-player-exclusive feature that puts an higher focus on head-to-head action and collaborative action!

In the Issho ni Waiwai Ensou (いっしょにワイワイ演奏) mode, two players are sharing the same Soul Gauge in order to clear one of the pre-existing songs that is compatible to this mode (think 2P Synchronica but with Taiko). Notecharts for this mode are molded after the original sets, but they're slightly modified so that both players can experience two kinds of musical accompaniment: solo lead segments and back-to-back hits with the other player and lots of inter-connected notes! Each player can set a difficulty level of their choosing (even a different one from the partner's) and the only score data being registered at the end of a play is the percentage of notes being correctly hit by the couple. Playing in the Issho ni Waiwai Ensou will net Medals to both players (only those that are using a Banapassport card), but scores/crowns/most of the title unlocks won't be registered.

From the next update onwards, every 2-player session will be opened inside the Issho ni Waiwai Ensou song selection, with more than 50 songs among Yellow Version's most popular licenses being available at launch. The label on the top-left corner will also address that the players are inside the song selection for the brand-new feature.

Of course, this doesn't mean that the old 2-player mode with the full song list is gone for good! You can still access it by selecting the option above, which is the default starting selection when entering a 2P session after this update. It's possible to alternate between the two 2-player settings in a single song with a single credit through this button as well!

In order to guide players with this new feature, there will be the introductory dialogues between the two Taiko drum avatars in-game, as well as an introductory video that is played when coins are not slotted yet for a credit play.


Closing the blog entry is a notice from the Taiko Team about their Summer break and how it's translated in the official Taiko schedule. The last blog entry before the break is coming nxt Thursday, with the regular blog activity resuming on August 24th. Twitter operations will also be halted during the August 21-27 week, resuming the next Monday.

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  1. You forgot about Alien Alien which came out at the end of 2016

    1. ...I'm Lokamp. I tend to forget about Vocaloid stuff in general the moment I hear 'em! *runs*