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Previous Taiko no Tatsujin -- or Taiko Drum Master -- games for Wii and DS have featured playable medleys of Super Mario Bros. music, accompanied by 8-bit dancing Mario and friends. The latest Wii release in the adorable drumming series, Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everybody Party 3rd, builds on the formu...

November 23rd 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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We keep following new Taiko no Tatsujin game announcements, even though we know the games are never going to leave Japan, because the games are just so delightful we can't help it. And now, according to retailer Gamestar, a second Wii game is headed to Japan on November 17, in both a drum bundle and...

October 7th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Japanese gamers evidently don't want to work; they just want to bang on the virtual drum all day. Or, more specifically, the Wii release of Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin, which barely eked out a first-place spot over Animal Crossing: City Folk in Media Create's Japanese software sales charts for Decemb...

December 19th 2008 at 7:56pm 0 Comments
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According to the latest Media Create charts, Nintendo platforms completely dominated the market last week in Japan, with all of the top ten games being Wii or DS releases. It may not have been the busiest week in terms of sales -- the best-selling game was the newly-released Taiko no Tatsujin Wii a...

December 18th 2008 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Taiko no Tatsujin Wii just released in Japan and, as you can imagine, we're incredibly jealous. We fell in love with the series back when Taiko Drum Master released on the PS2. Basically, every installment we see looks great, including the latest DS incarnations. Thankfully, Josh from Wii Folder ha...

December 12th 2008 at 7:15pm 0 Comments

The kids in this ad are totally enthusiastic, but we'd be even more excited than these two kids if we walked into the living room and found Taiko no Tatsujin Wii and two drums. These imaginary parents (of the future, since the game comes out December 11) were able to just go to the store and purchas...

December 1st 2008 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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Taiko no Tatsujin Wii's "Daily Challenge Dojo" is a mode designed to be played once a day, consisting of a series of specific challenges. Like the DS Taiko games in which the Dojo previously appeared, daily Dojo time unlocks new songs.The other, cuter mode introduced by Bandai Namco today is the Me...

November 25th 2008 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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Oh boy, we're pumped to try out some Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) on our Wii. The only problem is, we're not sure if we're going to be able to, as Namco has made no intention to release the game outside of Japan ... so far. Sure, we could import, but the Japanese might be a bit too much fo...

October 28th 2008 at 7:13pm 0 Comments
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Taiko Drum Master was released in the US once, on PlayStation 2. It didn't really go well. Now Namco Bandai has revealed a version for the Wii, and we're wondering if they'll decide to localize it. Or if they should. Well, of course they should, but we mean in terms of financial success.Since the r...

October 11th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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After seeing Taiko No Tatsujin Wii yesterday, we definitely think the drum looks pretty sweet ... but we also noticed something mildly annoying: it plugs into the Wii remote, like so many other things. Now, look, we're not saying this feature is in any way a gamebreaker -- it's just one of those fe...

October 10th 2008 at 8:05am 0 Comments
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Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) is currently delighting Tokyo Game Show attendees on the showfloor, allowing us a first glimpse of the drum controller that comes with the game. It looks sturdy and very ... hittable! We look forward to seeing how it comes packaged, though are slightly saddened...

October 9th 2008 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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In the midst of the seemingly-endless avalanche of Nintendo news in the latter half of this week, the tiniest of precious jewels appeared. Is it as important as Club Nintendo in the U.S. or new games? No, but it's damned neat, and it's the Taiko no Tatsujin Wii bundle. The game, which is slated for...

October 3rd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments