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Thursday, July 19, 2018

[RANDOM] - Bandai Namco Europe's Taiko-Themed Trademarking Session

Now that the Taiko Switch launch coverage is starting to wind down, here's a little something that can be seen as the continuation of the (tentative?) locatization efforts of the most recent home console Taiko games since that Australian classification body found a few weeks back (link).

Over the past few weeks, the European branch of Bandai Namco has filled some trademark claims for the name portions that are related to the latest Taiko console releases, published online at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s European trademark section. The terms being claimed are currently 'under examination', reported below with the latest revision date (as of this post's original publishing date):
These are the official-translation names for several Taiko titles that have been released in the past, including the PS2-era Taiko game name (which became the series' overall name overseas) and the latest console outings for the latest-gen PS4 and Nintendo Switch consoles. Is the Taiko series truly going to have an official return to the West?


  1. Frankly, I don't want a "return to the West" if it means that we won't get 50% of the original tracklist like in the past. It's ridiculous to expect people to pay full price for what is ostensibly half of the game.

  2. It looks like Drum 'n' fun is real: https://twitter.com/OtherEhm/status/1018674915967426561