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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!
太鼓の達人 Nintendo Switchば~じょん!
Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Suicchi Bājon!

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Japanese title logo.

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North America/Europe English title logo.

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JP version cover.

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US version cover.

Developer(s) Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release date(s) July 19, 2018 (Japan)
August 9, 2018(Southeast Asia/South Korea)
November 2, 2018 (North America/Europe)
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Genre(s) Rhythm
Rating
CERO A
ESRB E
PEGI 3
GSRR G
GRAC All

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!, also known as Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! (Japanese: 太鼓の達人 Nintendo Switchば~じょん!, Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Bājon!) in Japan and Asia regions, is the first Taiko no Tatsujin game to be released on Nintendo Switch. It was released in Japan and Southeast Asia regions on July 19, 2018 and in North America and Europe on November 2, 2018.

Gameplay

The core gameplay of the game is the same as the recent Taiko no Tatsujin games released so far. Just like the DS and 3DS games, what set it apart from the others is that the detachable Joycons on the Nintendo Switch can be used as a pair of air-bachi stick for an alternative control scheme.

Instead of playing the song with just Don and Katsu as performing characters, donder now has the choice of using other characters from Taiko no Tatsujin series as well as from other franchises as performing characters. Each performing characters has their on unique Performing Skill. The list of playable character aside from Don and Katsu are:

  • Calcutta Dondi (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime!) (Skill: drumroll and balloon notes support Lv.1)
  • Yomogimaru (Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime!) (Skill: Reduced drainage on spirit gauge)
  • Squid (Splatoon) (Skills: Increased spirit gauge gain Lv. 1 plus reduced drainage on spirit gauge)
  • Kirby (Kirby) (Skills: Loosened hit timing plus balloon note support Lv.1)
  • Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa (Shinkalion: the Animation) (Skill: No miss judgement) (Shinkalion DLC)
  • Gold Don-chan (Original) (Skills: Spirit gauge start at 50 percents plus large note input support) (Pre-order DLC)
  • Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid) (Skill: Increased spirit gauge gain Lv.2) (Vocaloid Song Pack DLC)
  • Bachio Sensei (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: No distinction between don and kat notes)
  • Inu Wada (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skills: Increased spirit gauge gain Lv.1 plus drumroll note support Lv.1)
  • John Wada (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skills: Increased spirit gauge gain Lv.2 plus tighter hit timing)
  • Lantern Eel (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Large note input support)
  • Omenkozou (Kitsune) (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Drumroll note support lv.2)
  • Omenkozou (Hyottoko) (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Balloon note support lv.2)\
  • Omenkozou (Okame) (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Kozuchi note support lv.2)
  • Mimizu Wada (Taiko no Tatsujin 8) (Skills: Increased spirit gauge gain lv.1 plus balloon note support lv.1)
  • Turtle (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skills: Increased spirit gauge gain lv.1 plus Kozuchi note support lv.1)
  • Cat and Ladle (Taiko no Tatsujin 4) (Skills: No spirit gauge drainage plus tighter hit timing)
  • Namahage (Taiko no Tatsujin 2) (Skills: No miss judgement plus decreased spirit gauge gain)
  • Mizu-mariko (Taiko no Tatsujin 8) (Skills: Balloon and Kozuchi notes supports lv.1)
  • Suzudon (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skills: Drumroll and Kozuchi notes supports lv.1)
  • Takoyaki Brothers (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Spirit gauge start at 50 percents)
  • Tatsudon (???) (Skill: Decreased spirit gauge gain plus tighter hit timing)
  • Donko (Taiko no Tatsujin) (Skill: Loosened hit timing)

Also included in the game is the Party Game mode, which includes 7 mini-games with various difficulties.

Both Japan and Asia version of the game itself will contains 3 languages: Japanese, Chinese and Korean, with the English language option being added as part of a planned update. North America and Europe version of the game, however, will likely includes more languages options at the expense of having Japanese, Chinese and Korean language options being cut out.

Songs list

Base game

Music/song name Original Artist Note(s) Ura
Pops

Takane no Hanakosan
高嶺の花子さん

back number

No

TT -Japanese ver.-

TWICE

Japanese version of the Korean song TT by TWICE.

No

Mita-koto mo Nai Keshiki
見たこともない景色

Masaki Suda

Song for the Santaro series commercials.

Yes (Oni only)

Tomo ni
ともに

WANIMA

No

Zen Zen Zense
前前前世

RADWIMPS

Main theme song for anime movie Your name.

No

R.Y.U.S.E.I.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE

No

Sugar Song and Bitter Step
シュガーソングとビターステップ

UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

Ending theme song for TV anime series Blood Blockade Battlefront.

No

RPG

Sekai no Owari

Theme song for anime movie Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!!

No

Memeshikute
女々しくて

Golden Bomber

Insert song for TV anime series Ixion Saga DT.

No

Silent Jealousy

X Japan

Yes (Oni only)

One Night Carnival

Kishidan

No

TRAIN-TRAIN

The Blue Hearts

Theme song for TV drama series High-school Rakugaki.

No

Natsu Matsuri
夏祭り

Whiteberry

Opening theme song for TV drama series Fushigi na Hanashi.

No

Anime

Howling

FLOW x GRANRODEO

Opening theme song for TV anime series The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments.

No

POP TEAM EPIC

Sumire Uesaka

Opening theme song for TV anime series Pop Team Epic.

No

Lupinranger VS Patranger
ルパンレンジャーVSパトレンジャー

Tatsuhiko Yoshida and Hitomi Yoshida of Project.R

Opening theme song for 2018-2019 TV tokusatsu series Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.

No

Be The One

PANDORA feat Beverly

Opening theme song for TV series Kamen Rider Build.

No

Dokomademo ~How Far I'll Go~
どこまでも ~How Far I'll Go~

N/A

From the movie Moana.

No

Alola!!
アローラ!!

Satoshi with Pikachu (CV: Rica Matsumoto and Ikue Otani)

Opening theme song for TV anime series Pokemon: Sun & Moon.

No

Yo-kai Exercise No.1
ようかい体操第一

Dream5

1st ending theme song for TV anime series Yo-kai Watch.

No

Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo
踊れ・どれ・ドラ ドラえもん音頭

Dorakko Team, Doraemon (CV. Wasabi Mizuta)

1st ending theme song for TV anime series Doraemon. (2005)

No

Itsumo Nando demo
いつも何度でも

Yumi Kimura

From the movie Spirited Away.

No

Kimi ni 100 Percent
キミに100パーセント

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

15th opening theme song for TV anime series Crayon Shin-chan.

No

We Are!
ウィーアー!

Hiroshi Kitadani

First opening theme song for TV anime series One Piece.

No

A Cruel Angel's Thesis
残酷な天使のテーゼ

Yoko Takahashi

Opening theme song for TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Yes (Oni only)

Cha-La Head-Cha-La

Hironobu Kageyama

1st opening theme song for TV anime series Dragon Ball Z.

No

Odoru Ponpokorin
おどるポンポコリン

B.B.Queens

1st ending theme song and 7th opening theme song for TV anime series Chibi Maruko-chan.

No

Sanpo
さんぽ

Azumi Inoue

Opening theme song for anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. Compatible with Papa Mama function.

Yes (Oni only)

Anpanman no March
アンパンマンのマーチ

Dreaming

Opening theme song for TV anime series Soreike! Anpanman.

No

Vocaloid

Haikei Doppelganger
拝啓ドッペルゲンガー

kemu feat. GUMI

No

Juumensou colorful ver.
十面相 colorful ver.

YM feat. GUMI

Yes (Oni only)

Onigiri wa Doko Kashira♪
おにぎりはどこかしら♪

Yomii feat. Miku Hatsune

No

Variety

YouTube Theme Song
YouTubeテーマソング

HIKAKIN x SEIKIN

No

Jounetsu Tairiku
情熱大陸

Tarou Hakase

Theme music for TV documentary show Jounetsu Tairiku.

No

ABC no Uta
ABCの歌

N/A

No

Grip & Breakdown!! -Tatsujin Edit-
Grip & Breakdown!! -達人 Edit-

Touhou Project Arrange Sound Holic feat. Nana Takahashi

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project.

Yes (Oni only)

Iro wa Nioedo Chirinuru o
色は匂へど散りぬるを

Iceon of Yuuhei Satellite feat. senya

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project.

No

Bad Apple!! feat. nomico

Masayosi Minoshima of Alstroemeria Records feat. nomico

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project.

No

Omae Butamen!
おまえブタメン!

Oyatsu Company and The Puh

No

Classic

Clapolpolska
クラポルポルスカ

Katsuro Tajima (Arrange)

Based on the music composition "Clarinet Polka".

No

Flight of the Bumblebee
熊蜂の飛行

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

No

Turkish March
トルコ行進曲

Ludwig van Beethoven

No

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
アイネクライネナハトムジーク

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

No

Overture from 'Orpheus in the Underworld'
「天国と地獄」序曲

Jacques Offenbach

No

Game Music

Jump Up, Super Star! Short Version

Pauline (CV: Kate Higgins)

Song from video game Super Mario Odyssey.

No

Splatoon 2 Medley
スプラトゥーン2 メドレー

Toru Minegishi

Music from video game Splatoon 2.

Yes (Oni only)

Kirby's Dream Land Medley
星のカービィメドレー

Hirokazu Ando (Arrange)

Rearranged and remixed music from video game Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

No

Pac Toy-Box

N/A

Rearranged and remixed music from video game Pac-man Championship Edition 2.

No

Honwaka Kazoku ~Nekotomo no Uta~

Misaki Machiya

Theme song for video game *Nekotomo*.

No

Anzu no Uta
あんずのうた

Anzu Futaba (CV: Hiromi Igarashi)

Song from video game The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls.

No

TD -28619029byte remix-

Shinji Hosoe (Sampling Masters MEGA)

Remix of the music from the arcade video game *Techno Drive*.

No

Racing the storm

N/A

Music from video game Critical Velocity.

No

Assault BGM1
アサルト BGM1

Kazuo Noguchi

Music from video game Assault.

Yes (Oni only)

Ridge Racer

Shinji Hosoe (Sampling Masters MEGA)

Music from video game Ridge Racer.

Yes (Oni only)

Namco Original

Furi-furi♪Nori-nori♪
フリフリ♪ノリノリ♪

Mana

Theme song for Drum 'n' Fun!

Yes (Oni only)

World Heritage: Prelude
和有るど経りて維持・序

Yako Danchinomiya

Song debut in Drum 'n' Fun!

No

Tabetemo Tabetemo
タベテモタベテモ

☆Shoji☆ feat. Honoka♡Erika

Song debut in Drum 'n' Fun!

No

void setup

Kaori Aihara

Song debut in Drum 'n' Fun!

No

Écran le Blanc
エクラン ルブラン

Miho Tsujibayashi

Song debut in Drum 'n' Fun!

No

Tonde Mite
トンデ・ミテ

Tadahiko Yokogawa feat. Yako Danchinomiya

Song debut in Drum 'n' Fun!

No

Angel Dream
エンジェルドリーム

Youko Takamitsu

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 10.

Yes (Oni only)

Dokidoki Munekyun Omatsuri Time
ドキドキ胸きゅん おまつりタイム

MOES

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX.

No

Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro
虹色・夢色・太鼓色

Yoko Takahashi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 3.

No

Negai wa Esperanto
願いはエスペラント

Aki

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Yellow Version.

No

Antonio
アントニオ

You'll Melt More!

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Red Version.

No

Hyokko Fantasy
ひよっこファンタジー

Tsuyomi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: White Version.

No

The Carnivorous Carnival

Akitaka Tooyama

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 10.

No

Hyakka Ryouran
百花繚乱

Kakumi Nishigomi

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 11.

No

Houou Tenbu Mugen Kuzure
鳳凰天舞無限崩れ

N/A

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Momoiro Version.

No

Chikuzei~GEAR UP~
蓄勢 ~GEAR UP~

Zhan Xun Wei of Cai Feng Le Fang

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin 12.

Yes (Oni only)

Carnation
和蘭撫子(カーネーション)

NOMI and ASKA

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX.

No

Boku wa Synth
ボクハシンセ

Nobuyoshi 'SanoDG' Sano

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: KATSU-DON Version.

No

Jotei ~Imbiratuula~
女帝~インバラトゥーラ~

Saori Terai

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version.

No

Souryuu no Ran
双竜ノ乱

Tatsuya 'Xeami/Tatsh' Shimizu

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin: Kimidori Version.

Yes (Dual pattern only, Oni only)

DLC

Pre-order and shop-exclusive

Music/song name Original Artist Note(s) Ura
Classic

Toy Symphony
おもちゃのシンフォニー

N/A

Available as preorder bonus for those who purchase the game from Amazon.

No

Excerpt from Symphony No. 7
交響曲第7番から

Ludwig van Beethoven

Available as preorder bonus for those who purchase the game from Tsutaya.

No

Montagues and Capulets
モンタギュー家とキャピュレット家

Sergei Prokofiev

Available as preorder bonus for those who purchase the game from Asobistore.

No

The Nutcracker Suite
行進曲「くるみ割り人形」から

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Aeon.

No

Jupiter
木星

Gustav Holst

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Geo.

No

La Campanella
ラ・カンパネラ

Franz Liszt

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Joshin.

No

Requiem from Dies Irae
レクイエム 怒りの日より

Giuseppe Verdi

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Seven Net Shopping.

No

Symphony No.25 In G Minor
交響曲第25番ト短調第一楽章

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Toys“R”Us.

No

Hungarian Dance No.5
ハンガリー舞曲 第5番

Johannes Brahms

Available as preorder bonus from those who purchase the game from Yamada Denki.

No

Japanese version

Music/song name Original Artist Note(s) Ura
Anime

Shinka Riron
進化理論

BOYS AND MEN

Opening theme song for TV anime series Shinkalion: The Animation. Available as free DLC song from July 19 to August 31, 2018 and as paid DLC song from September 1 onward.

No

Kimi o Nosete
君をのせて

Azumi Inoue

Ending theme song for anime movie Castle in the Sky. Available in Studio Ghibli Pack DLC.

No

Tonari no Totoro
となりのトトロ

Azumi Inoue

Ending theme song for anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. Available in Studio Ghibli Pack DLC.

No

Rouge no Dengon
ルージュの伝言

Yumi Matsutoya

Opening theme song for the anime movie Kiki's Delivery Service. Available in Studio Ghibli Pack DLC.

No

Umi no Mieru Machi
海の見える街

Joe Hisaishi

Music for the anime movie Kiki's Delivery Service. Available in Studio Ghibli Pack DLC.

No

Gake no Ue no Ponyo
崖の上のポニョ

Fujimaki Fujioka, Nozomi Ohhashi

Ending them song for anime movie Ponyo. Available in Studio Ghibli Pack DLC.

No

Vocaloid

Senbonzakura
千本桜

Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku

Available in Vocaloid Song Pack DLC.

Yes (Oni only)

Charles
シャルル

Balloon feat. flower

Available in Vocaloid Song Pack DLC.

No

Asu no Yozora Shoukaihan
アスノヨゾラ哨戒班

Orangestar feat.IA

Available in Vocaloid Song Pack DLC.

No

Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu -Gekijouban-
初音ミクの消失 -劇場版-

cosMo@BousouP feat. Miku Hatsune

Song from Taiko no Tatsujin (2011). Available in Vocaloid Song Pack DLC.

Yes (Oni only)

Toori Yo
トオリヨ

Tezuka feat. Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine

Available in Vocaloid Song Pack DLC.

No

Variety

Night of Knights
ナイト・オブ・ナイツ

Beat Mario

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project. Available in Touhou Project Arrange Pack DLC.

No

Tsuki ni Murakumo Hana ni Kaze (Arranged: Iceon)
月に叢雲華に風 (Arranged: Iceon)

Iceon of Yuuhei Satellite feat. senya

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project. Available in Touhou Project Arrange Pack DLC.

No

Kero⑨Destiny
ケロ⑨destiny

NYO of Silver Forest feat. Melimepop

Arranged remix music from Touhou Project. Available in Touhou Project Arrange Pack DLC.

No

Videos

PV

Japanese

Trivia

  • Drum 'n' Fun! is notable to be the second Taiko no Tatsujin game on a Nintendo console to be released outside of Japan, following Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure on Nintendo 3DS.
    • Is is also the first Taiko no Tatsujin game on a Nintendo console to be released in English and Chinese languanges, something that only recent Taiko no Tatsujin games on the PlayStation consoles does.

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