Holy crap, Taiko no Tatsujin is getting an English release


Pound it in, boys and girls

Hell must be feeling a little chilly today, because the boys are back in town. By “boys”, I am referring to Katsu and Don, the cutesy drum brothers that herald Bandai Namco’s Taiko no Tatsujinrhythm game franchise. They’re here to bring the percussion to PS4s across the seas, with the English-language release ofTaiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!, scheduled for later this year in the Asia PlayStation Store.

Before now, the series has only left Japan once, in the form of 2004’s PS2-based Taiko Drum Master. Drum Sessionis the first current-gen console entry, and boasts over 70 songs, including the Japanese version of Frozen‘s “Let It Go”, “Zenzenzense” from monster anime hit Your Name., and even crossover songs from Hatsune Miku, Touhou Project, Doraemon, and Pikotaro, the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” guy. Local and online two-player sessions will be supported, as well.

The party piece, though, is a special bundle edition that includes a bespoke Taiko Drum controller to bash on. I can’t wait for some tween to use it to complete Bloodborne with in their free time.