Bandai Namco will hold a special live stream to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Taiko no Tatsujin on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 15:00~17:00 JST (1am to 3am ET). The stream, which will be available on YouTube and Twitter, will deliver new information while looking back at the series’ history. [Thanks, Gamer!]
More details on the anniversary stream will be revealed in the coming days. In the meantime, Bandai Namco is currently opening applications for residents in Japan to appear on the stream and help celebrate the major anniversary milestone. This application is open for a whole week until Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Taiko no Tatsujin will officially celebrate its 20th anniversary on February 21, 2021. The popular rhythm game franchise started when Namco launched its first arcade game iteration in 2001. While the arcade game has been receiving new upgraded versions every year, Bandai Namco has also released numerous games related to the franchise on consoles.
The mainline Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm games available on current-gen consoles are Drum Session for PlayStation 4 and Drum ‘n’ Fun for Nintendo Switch. Last year in 2020, Bandai Namco also released Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, a remake of the two 3DS RPG spinoffs for the Switch. All of the aforementioned titles received a worldwide English localization.