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Thursday, January 31, 2019

First Video: Marine Mirage and Tenka Touitsu Roku

Software updates for Blue ver. may be numbered as Green ver. approaches, but we cannot overlook the new songs nonetheless!

Marine Mirage iMarine (CV: Aya Uchida), iUrine (CV: Mizumori Suzuko), iWarine (CV: Ayana Takeuchi)/ANCHOR (ZiNG)/iMarine Project
  ANCHOR (ZiNG) 「アイマリンプロジェクト」より

Tenka Touitsu Roku Daisuke Kurosawa x Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki
天下統一録/黒沢ダイスケ × Masahiro "Godspeed" Aoki

[NS1] February DLCs' The Very Best, Like Taiko Ever Was: Pokémon(ry Pack

『ポケモン Let‘s GO! ピカチュウ・Let’s GO! イーブイ』&ポケモンアニメミュージックパック ダウンロード版セール実施中!</a>1月31日(木)~2月13日(水) ダウンロード版25%OFF!

This month's DLC is back to Nintendo's home turf! The "Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eevee" & Pokémon Anime Music Pack (『ポケモン Let‘s GO! ピカチュウ・Let’s GO! イーブイ』 &ポケモンアニメミュージックパック) will be released on February 7 2019 for 400 yen (+tax).

As the name suggests, the pack features a medley of the latest Pokémon game, and two opening themes from the Pokémon Anime. One series debut stealing the thunder from the upcoming Green ver. and two console debuts? Nintendo Switch Version is finally catching up with its brother's more glamorous DLC lineup... from a mile away.

Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu/Let's Go! Eevee
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・Let's Go! イーブイ
Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-
めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-
Mirai Connection
Key: red = series debut; blue = console debut

If you still haven't gotten the main game yet but is eager to with this DLC, the download version from the Nintendo eShop is seeing a 25% discount starting from today (January 31) until February 13.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Namco Taiko Blog (29 January 2019) - End-January's Blue Ver. Update

We already knew of the Tenkaichi Otogesai Finals' Namco Original song reveal coming in two days, but apparently this update for Blue Version cabinets will also bring in a little something more..!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Across Japan/Twitter Snippets (January 27 2019): Unexpected Human Rights is Unexpected: Tenkaichi Otogesai 5 Songs in Blue ver. Asia

I know many of you don't read the Korean language, but the visual context should be enough to deduce what is up.

Reported by this Korean Donder on January 27 and confirmed by our aquabluu/pikaby today (January 28), the four song additions for the fifth Tenkaichi Otogesai has since been added to the Asian cabinets of Taiko no Tatsujin Blue ver. without official announcement on the official Asia ver. Facebook fan page so far:

  Tatsh 「CHUNITHM」より
ouroboros -twin stroke of the end-
  Cranky VS MASAKI/Groove Coaster
  Cranky VS MASAKI 「グルーヴコースター」より
Seiten no Reimei
青天の黎明/steμ feat. siroa

The peculiarity comes when wikihouse commenters noted that these songs still has NOT made the public appearance to all arcade centers in Japan, still exclusive to the participating JAIA shops as of the writing of this. I... I don't know what to make of this now, really.

Well, at least the Japan front has Tenka Touitsu Roku confirmed for public debut on January 31. No word on whether Blue ver. Asia ver. will follow suit on that for now.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Song of the Week! 26 January 2019

Ura feature time, this time drawing from the Anime song genre's pool!

Twitter Snippets (January 25-26 2019) - JAEPO 2019 Postcards

JAEPO 2019 has come to a close, bringing up some social-media-spread scoops from the incoming Green Version. See what all the fuss is about after the jump!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

First Video: New Stranger

New Stranger High Score Girl

The latest addition to the Anime genre on the PS4 Taiko game comes in with repeated compond-cluster-based sections at the beginning and at the end, requiring a bit of thought into proper hand-switches for a Full Combo claim. Now, only one month is left until the turbo-trash's coming-

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Amusement IC: A New Challenger Appears

Thanks lilyquil for relaying this on the Discord.

If you know your arcade gaming lingo, you should remember that the NESiCA is Taito's proprietary arcade IC card brand for use in titles like the Groove Coaster series. Announced today (January 22) is that Taito will soon join in with BNEI, Sega and Konami and make the NESiCA compatible with the Amusement IC specs. The new Amusement IC-supported NESiCA cards will be on sale starting February 14 2019.

While it is a no-brainer that Taito will be retrofitting Amusement IC compatibility to existing, the only title that is confirmed to support Amusement IC cards is the upcoming Street Fighter V Type Arcade coming March 2019. I guess maybe it might take some time before you can just use one card to play all matches for a Tenkaichi Otogesai circuit...

Back to Taiko no Tatsujin, a reminder that only Blue ver. and up has support for the Amusement IC specs, so you cannot use an Amusement-IC NESiCA card to play Yellow ver. or earlier. Old NESiCA cards (without the Amusement IC logo) also still cannot be used to play any Taiko AC0 version.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Song of the Week! 19 January 2019

We often talk about a collection of songs being grouped as a music game-exclusive series, so... how about a boundaries-crossing song series feature, for a change?

First Video: GO GET'EM!

GO GET'EM! Satoshi Terashima

Even though being a delightful jazz composition in its own right, GO GET'EM! has been speculated to be a replacement for the since-deleted Groovy Duel. The comparison is unfortunately accurate with the notecharts revealed today. But first, a united cheer from the Donders outside of the topmost tier because the eleven-song streak of ★10 Namco Originals on AC0 Blue ver. (from Seiten no Reimei to ARMAGEΔDON) is finally broken!

Notecharts to jazz tunes can usually be identified to be either melody-based or percussion-based: Groovy Duel is cut in the middle with a piano-based first half and then a percussion-based latter half, while junction and Taiko Session ~Live Version~ has sections of each intersecting each other. GO GET'EM! has the two charting concepts cleanly split between the Regular and Ura notecharts. Regular Oni is charted mostly in 16th, with some parts quite deserted but can have complex long streams concentrating in other parts. Ura Oni meanwhile includes a more significant handful of 24ths and even clusters throughout, pushing it to a high-★9.

Note for Title Hunters: Full Combo titles for the Regular and Ura Oni notecharts are Melodious Donder (メロディアスドンだー) and Rhythmical Donder (リズミカルドンだー) respectively, confirming the above concepts to be conscious decisions. Full Combo-ing both notecharts at the same time in two-player gameplay gives both players the addition title of Session Master (セッションマスター).

Friday, January 18, 2019

[NS1/West] - End-2018 DLCs Coming to EU Version

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Song "Zassou" (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - €1.49 / £1.19 (Free until January 31)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! – Hikakin Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - Free until January 31
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Tatsujin Challenge Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - €4.99 / £3.99
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Winter Holiday Anime Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - €3.99 / £3.99 Get access to these additional songs: 

- Let it go (Frozen) 
- Try everything 
- Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? (Frozen)

The above excerpt comes from the weekly PR listing from the Nintendo of Europe branch, as part of the newcoming digital content for the week on the currently-active Nintendo system. As you can see, Europe's late-game quest to nab all of the Taiko-related DLCs shows no signs of stopping

Available from today as paid DLCs, the Winter Holiday (Break) Anime Pack and the Tatsujin Challenge Pack (it's not written, but it's the Vol.1 release) that JP and US versions already have on their stores last month are now available to the Old Lady's players as well! The UUUM-related Hikakin Pack and Zassou are also offered free of charge until January 31st, just like the other versions of the game.

Zassou: January 18th, 2019 (Free until January 31st, 2019)


Winter Holiday (Break) Anime Pack: January 18th, 2019

Try Everything Zootopia
Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ Frozen
Let It Go~ありのままで~/「アナと雪の女王」より
Do You Want To Build A Snowman Frozen

Tatsujin Challenge Pack (Vol.1): January 18th, 2019

Jingle Bells No. 765
Kare Kano Kanon
KAGEKIYO Genpei Toma Den Medley
My Mine★4★5★4★6
Saitama 2000

Nintendo of Europe PR (mirrored from GoNintendo.com)