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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (27 June 2017) - Announcement of Future Announcements

Today's surprise Taiko Team blog entry is warning us about the very next Yellow Version upgrade, coming out on July 5th! ... too bad, however, that for the actual update specifics we'll have to wait for this Thursday's regular blog post to find out what's going to be here.

Expect, however, these generically-addressed features to be included:
  • New songs!
  • New Dojo Ranking Gaiden updates!
  • New... Other Stuff! (including new Dojo Gaiden-exclusive titles)

Monday, June 26, 2017

PS4-1 Teaser Promotion Video Reveals New Note

The first moving-picture teaser of the upcoming PS4 Taiko no Tatsujin game is out this Sunday, and we're up for a field trip to pick up loose ends!
  • New Kozuchi (こづち/小槌) note is very obviously taken from Japanese folk tales including Issun-boushi. But mechanically it is similar if not exactly like a Fuusen balloon (it was a Fuusen at that location in Zen Zen Zense Futsuu, as seen on iOS)
  • The Mission Bingo (ミッションビンゴ) gives you additional Don Kobans for clearing goals and completing lines.
  • Listen to some hot drum beats at the back, from which is likely to be instrumentals and excerpts from Tsunagare! Hirogare! Uchi-agare!

Twitter Snippets (26 June 2017) - A GLAYmorous Taiko Collaboration

Last seen in public Taiko gaming with the Taiko 4 public porting of the song Mata Kokode Aimashou (alongside some cameos at 2013's Kanjani no Shiwake Eight variety), Japanese rock band GLAY is joining forces with the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise in occasion of the band's latest album, SUMMERDELICS.

To that extent, it has been revealed today that a Taiko tie-in song has been made, going under the title of Shin Zombie (シン・ゾンビ). While for now the time/game of the song's Taiko-playable debut is anyone's guess, we already know that the song is going to be the SUMMERDELICS album's opener. Head to the website mentioned by the tweet above for further informations about the album itself!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Across Japan (June 23 2017): Adds and Minuses on Schedule

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The greater Asia are having a grand time keeping with the schedules with the Japanese counterparts with the June 30 surprise addition. We also have pictorial evidence that it is at least 6 stars on Oni! If only Wada Inu can excuse himself for a bit.

New Songs: June 30 2017
God Ray Same day as Japan
   「シンクロニカ」より Synchronica

And belatedly we also have official confirmation that the upcoming Yellow ver. song removals will be mirrored outside Japan too. ...that is the less-exciting part of keeping with the schedules.

Song Removals: June 28 2017
   9mm Parabellum Bullet
Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!
   「アイカツ!」より Aikatsu!
   「仮面ライダードライブ」より Kamen Rider Drive
マトリョシカ Matryoshka
   ハチ feat.初音ミク・GUMI Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku/GUMI
ぶぎ ぶぎ ふなっしー♪ Boogie Boogie Funassyi♪
   ~ふなっしー公式テーマソング第二弾~ ~Funassyi Official Theme Song Vol.2~

Addendum (2017/06/26): We need to be more observant in the nooks and crannies in Asia ver. Facebook posts. Lower down the post it is mentioned that Katsu Medal picks including ≠MM are being considered to be made available in other ways than the Donder Hiroba for greater Asia audiences.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Song of the Week! 24 June 2017

Summer is back once again, and we're here to honor once again (although a week later) a time-tested tradition for this Saturday corner: following up a new Taiko console game's reveal with one of its songs appearing under these lines.

It's also one of the few console debuts from the newly-revealed Taiko title for PS4, no less!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Session de Dodon ga Don Website Now Open!

One week after the teaser page's posting, the website has now officially opened its digital gates to Internet surfers from all corners of the Globe! There's nothing much to talk about it, however, as it mostly rehashes news bits we already reported in the past few days.

At this point, only the Song List and About pages are active, with the former showcasing all the song titles known thus far (with no additions of sorts) and the latter hosting sub-sessions dedicated to the game's signature modes: Guest Session (with mentions to the Doraemon-related content) and Ghost Session.

Click here to check out the website for yourselves!

Namco Taiko Blog (22 June 2017) - Behind the Notechart: Geki-un! Shichifuku Happy Crew

Notechart talk is back at the Taiko Team's official blog, but rather than making a new charter-focused feature post like in the past few instances of the previous months/years, a tangent of chart features is introduced instead, in which single songs' charting process is discussed by its own creator.

Today marks the beginning of this feature cycle, starting with the Yellow Version songs from the Summer Rewards Shop. Hear Marimo Institute talk about her work on the latest IOSYS original!