Monday, September 26, 2016
If you did not know, the BNEI Japan headquarters (Future Lab) has long since moved from the old site near Aomono-yokochou Station for over half a year already. Now that they are here at Minato's Shiba/Mita area (芝三田エリア), the company will be starting a tie-in event with shops in the nearby Keiounaka-toori Shopping Street (慶応仲通り商店街), with Don-chan as the poster model.
The Fun Never Ends: the Shiba/Mita Puzzles (アソビきれない 芝三田なぞなぞ) is named to the company philosophy of "For Everyday Where Fun Never Ends" (アソビきれない毎日を。) and Part 2 of the company's Asobi Motto campaign, started this Summer with this video. Starting tonight (September 26), the 12 participating shops in the district will give out drink coasters to patrons, each containing one of 10 puzzles. Tell your server the correct answer and get one pack of Don-chan design wet tissues. The event is until the stock of 3900 prizes across all stores (oh Namco you and your goroawase gratitude) lasts.
Bonus fact: this design for Don-chan is called the Shiba/Mita Ban-Nam Don (芝三田バンナムどん). Look at the Bandai Namco corporate colors on the happi coat!
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
10/16の秋季例大祭に、今回も太鼓の達人が登場！！「東方太鼓祭」開催だドン！！詳細は、9/30のニコ生（https://t.co/6NZFfuxt2g）で発表予定です！お楽しみに♪ https://t.co/y8apynZfJn— 太鼓チーム (@taiko_team) 20 settembre 2016
Pre-livestream, slow news days for the Taiko front isn't that new of a phenomenon and as an enforcer of that statement, the only story-related content we can offer you as of now is an announcement... of future announcements.
To be more precise, the Taiko Team will host yet another Touhou Project-related event in occasion for the incoming Autumn edition of the Hakurei Shrine Reitasai convention for everything Touhou, with the full details being revealed during the Sep 30th livestream run (of which the broadcast link is also supplied above!).
For the sake of completion, we also leave you with a direct link for the Autumn Reitasai's other gaming-related events, with the appearance -among others- of other software companies (namely Konami and Sega) attending the event with their music series for free plays/exclusive songs and Taito's returning Groove Coaster series with a brand new soundtrack album being purchasable during the event.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
While, as we said, Taiko no Tatsujin is not having much to go on in this year's Tokyo Game Show, staying tuned to the Sega Booth
mainly to look at Puyos originally turned out to be fruitful because Sega's mobile RPG-turned franchise plans for another collaboration.
This time around, Don-chan will be more than just a weapon and be available as a full-blown character for you to do (whatever you do in Chain Chronicle). On the Taiko no Tatsujin front, AC0 Red ver. and iOS/Android Plus STH will feature new Chain Chronicle music to play to. The two-way collaboration will come in about Autumn 2016.
Once again, a song removal announcement for the currently-running line of Taiko arcades can mean the definitive end for a selection of tracks to be playable in any Taiko no Tatsujin-related media ever released to date (with a few exceptions), unlike being framed in their cabinet version forever with the past numbered arcade titles.
That being said, acts of definitive banishment from a music series are far from new, as many music game franchises in both past and present times are performing this kind of stunt from time to time! Here's a selection of some of the most prominent tales of forever-gone songs in other music series.