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Changelog (last update 23/07/2017)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: A YouTube-licious Summer Collaboration

Taiko no Tatsujin and YouTube are having a collaboration!

...wait, no, just with UUUM, one of Japan's largest MCN/production company, and their thirty-plus YouTuber talents. ...okay *puts down Nerdfighter salute*

Collab Special Site:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Twitter Snippets/Across Japan (25 July 2017): Eel Day Deja Vu-Ception

Today in Japan falls the so-called 'Doyo no Ushi' (土用の丑の日, lit. "Midnight of the Ox"), and if this bit might sound familiar to some of our long-time followers... that's because we've already talked about this. Twice, in fact!

Still, enjoy the playable return of Namco Original Unagi no Tamashii Rock, coming to both Japanese and General Asia Yellow Version arcades from today to August 6th.

(...just when will the Taiko Team decide to unlock it permanently?)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Random: Staying Fresh for the New Game: Squid Beatz 2 for Splatoon 2

Continuing from the first game, the brand new Splatoon 2 again comes with the rhythm-action minigame of Squid Beatz 2 (イカラジオ2, Ika Radio 2).

In case you don't know, you can unlock the original Squid Beatz via completing additional amiibo challanges in Splatoon 1. Though being mostly just a music player, you can call upon the rhythm-game part to have notes flow from right to left along a line.

The original was more of just "something to do in this music player", but the new installment has powered-up the gaming aspects including actual hit judgement and scoring, plus gold and silver squid trophies for completing each notechart.

In short, the pink notes (sounds like dons) have you press the direction or A/B/X/Y buttons, the green notes (sounds like kats) takes the shoulder L/R buttons, and the bordered notes needs to be hit on both sides. What is different from Taiko no Tatsujin, in addition to the pink and green notes split into two rows instead of one, there are also places that you have to press pink and green notes at the same time.

The actual difficulty level though is familiar if you play Taiko no Tatsujin well enough. Most HARD notecharts tops at or under Oni ★9 with your typical 16th and 24th clusters and streams.

...wait hold on, that phrase sounds so similar back there...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Song of the Week! 22 July 2017

For not-Japanese Taiko no Tatsujin fans, the news of a console game for the series that is getting official translations for another language are always the ones of the highest magnitude... let alone three of them, at the same time!

Being an English-rooted news blog and all that jazz, today's featured track comes from the other title that got an English transation in the past, as well as the first non-Japanese Taiko game to come out...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Taiko no Tatsujin [heavy sharpie strokes] Drum Session! (PS4-1)

Remember V Version in Chinese, 3DS2 in Korean, as well as the much shame-inducing first attempt that is Taiko Drum Master back on PS2? PS4-1 is bringing all those three together (only for the Asian market)!

Taiko no Tatsujin PS4 Additional Contents

Key:  Anime  Classic  J-Pop  Game Music  Variety  Vocaloid  Namco Original  Ura

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Taiko Plus/STH: Yup That Happened: GTH June 30 Additions

Now that PS4-1 song inclusion matters are done, let's get back to the things that actually matter. Like the fact that this update happened! ...yup.

Gakkyoku Tori Houdai Adds: June 30
自力本願レボリューション Jiriki Hongan Revolution
   「暗殺教室」より Assassination Classroom
Endless Seeker
   東方Projectアレンジ A-One
交響曲第7番から Excerpt from Symphony No. 7
   ベートーヴェン Beethoven
おおブレネリ O Vreneli
No Way Back (+Ura)
   「GOD EATER」より
マリオネットピュア Marionette Pure