Here at Switchwatch Jordan spent a crazy amount of money importing Taiko no Tatsujin on Nintendo Switch along with the Drum Controller where you can see the unboxing below.

You can also import the game and controller if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket and feel the drummer in you waiting to burst out. The game is pretty self explanatory so while it is in Japanese it’s not really a big deal. There isn’t much that needs to be understood.

Even so the Japanese version will be getting an english patch download which should arrive August 7th for those of you that have already invested. If not fear not as Bandai Namco have given us a European release date in their press release below our video review. We do hope that the drum controller will also come to Western shores although no word on that yet. For those of you who have not seen our review read it here. Or you can watch it below.

27th July, 2018 – Richmond, UK: The celebrated cult classic taiko drum rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin arrives in Europe, announced by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® will be released 2nd November, 2018.

The hugely popular Japanese rhythm game comes to Europe for the first time featuring a wide variety of new songs, special crossover characters and multiplayer capabilities that are sure to get players drumming to the hypnotic rhythm of taiko drums. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch®  boast unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience to the Switch platform for optimised gameplay.

Using the Joy-Con® controllers as drumsticks, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® introduces motion-control play that uniquely replicates the popular arcade-style experience. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! also features 20 multiplayer rhythm-based mini-games that can be played by up to 4 players. Additionally, in the Rhythm Games Mode, players will be able to play as characters from classic Nintendo® games including Kirby from Kirby® and Squid from Splatoon® 2.

 Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch®  will be available 2nd November, 2018. For more information about Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!  and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:


·         The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Website

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