Earlier this year Bandai Namco announced a new Taiko Drum Master game, and for a while fans in western markets were disappointed to learn that the game would only be released in Japan. However just last week Bandai Namco announced that the game would be released in the west for both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
This would come in the form of Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session (PS4) and Drum ‘n’ Fun (Switch). Unfortunately for gamers who are hoping that the Taiko Drum Controller (see image above) would also be finding its way to the US or Europe, you’ll be disappointed to learn that Bandai Namco will not be releasing them in the west, at least not at the moment.
The company has confirmed that they currently do not have plans to bring the controllers to the west which is admittedly disappointing, but who knows, perhaps they might have a change of heart in the future. In the meantime for gamers who want to get their hands on the controller, you’ll need to import it yourself.
That being said, Switch gamers do have an advantage which is that they can use their Joy-Cons to play on air/imaginary drums, whereas PS4 gamers will pretty much have to rely on their DualShock 4 controllers. Both Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session and Drum ‘n’ Fun are currently set for a release on the 2nd of November, 2018.