If you’re a fan of rhythm games, chances are you might be familiar with Bandai Namco’s Taiko Drum Master. The good news is that it looks like it will be arriving on the Switch, as announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation where it will be known as Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? In fact it seems that in the trailer above, there will be songs from Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, further tying the game with some of Nintendo’s more recent and successful launches. The game will also feature HD Rumble and players will be able to use their Joy-Cons as drumsticks. Unfortunately the game appears to be only available for Japan where it will be launched this summer.
While the Switch does not feature region-locking and users should have no issue creating a Japanese account, the fact that it is exclusive to Japan means that the entire game will be in Japanese. This means that if you don’t read or understand Japanese, you might have a hard time trying to figure the menu out.
It’s not exactly a deal-breaker as we’re sure that eventually there will be guides on how to navigate the game, but it’s something to think about if you decided to go ahead and get it. No word on whether Bandai Namco will eventually localize it, but chances are slim considering that the last localized Taiko Drum Master title was launched on the PS2 back in 2004.