While discussions around the office have been heated regarding the status of Taiko no Tatsujin’s international tracklist since it was originally announced the game would be releasing in North America and Europe, it looks like we finally have an answer. Following an announcement from Bandai Namco Europe that the game would receive a physical release, in addition to a digital release, the game publisher shared the full international tracklist, and it’s looking pretty familiar — as a matter of a fact, it’s the exact same as the Japanese release.
Officially confirmed via Bandai Namco Europe, both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun on Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! on PlayStation 4 will contain the entire Japanese tracklisting, untouched and unaltered. While previous international releases from the franchise were filled with tracks deemed “appropriate” for an international audience, it’s refreshing to see Bandai Namco embracing their roots and bringing a more legitimate experience to the West.
We’re still a couple of months out from the release of both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun on Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! on PlayStation 4, but English-language patches have already gone live on international Switch consoles. Set to release on November 2, 2018, further information on the upcoming titles can be found via Taiko no Tatsujin’s official website.