Taiko: Drum Master Will Hit Wii U, Has Wild Pokémon Battle Medley

By Spencer . September 10, 2013 . 6:44pm

taiko1Namco Bandai is bringing the Taiko: Drum Master series to Wii U. Famitsu reports you can play Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version with the Taiko drum accessory for Wii, Wii remotes or the Wii U GamePad. The GamePad controls have been optimized to be simple for players.

Baton Change mode is a new mode where between two to four players work together playing a song. Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version has some Nintendo crossover content like Mario and Luigi masks. One of the songs in the game is a “Wild Pokémon Battle Medley.”


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  • Tg

    Would be nice to have a Taiko Drum game for the 3DS.

  • leingod

    Awesome, I love Taiko games. I’d be a little afraid to mistreat the (probably very expensive) Wii U tablet though.

  • Guest

    Don’t Taiko games sell pretty well on Japan?
    If so, this is good news, hopefully it’ll move some Wii U units!

    • Erikdayo

      Indeed they do sell pretty well over there. Too bad the Wii U isn’t region free because they could sell a few more if it were. I’d love some more Taiko no Tatsujin.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Was there any Taiko games outside of Japan? I would love to play this.

    • 하세요

      We got one for PS2 eons ago. Never got one again after it, so never expect this to hit overseas.

    • XypherCode

      The DS ones were pretty straightforward to play even if you don’t how to read Japanese. If was really fun. :)

  • Arkana

    Region lock strikes again…

  • Luis Camargo

    I played this when I traveled to Japan.

    I want to play again T.T
    Always.

  • Blackikun

    and still no Digimon song in Taiko… why Bamco…why… (still playing Taiko 3DS xD)

  • British_Otaku

    The first Wii U game I would really like to have but will probably never get localised… >_>

    By the end of the generation, I hope we have some sort of bypass for this sort of thing.

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