All game centers nationwide will update their “Taiko no Tatsujin” machines to the latest version, “Taiko no Tatsujin Red Version” on 3rd of August 2016. Four major collaborations will bring many popular tracks for players to enjoy over the summer vacation.
1) One Piece Film Gold Collaboration
A dream collaboration between Taiko no Tatsujin Red Version. and One Piece Film Gold, which starts showing in Japan theaters on 23rd of July. The theme song of One Piece Film Gold “Ikari wo Kure Yo” will be playable on Taiko no Tatsujin.
In addition, if you play “Ikari wo Kure Yo” with a Banapassport card, you will be able to get a “One Piece Film Gold” avatar – a Golden Don-chan and cheerful Luffy. The collaboration ends on 4th of September, so get it before summer vacation ends!
2) Puzzle & Dragons Collaboration
Puzzle & Dragons (Pazudora) welcomes its 4th anniversary! To celebrate the release of Pazudora Cross, if you play songs from the Pazudora series on Taiko no Tatsujin Red Version, you will be able to obtain chibi characters from Pazudora.
During the collaboration period, “Battle -Denkosekka-“ from Pazudora Cross, as well as “Kessen!!” from the previous Pazudora Z will be playable. Also don’t forget to play Pazudora’s representative song “Walking Through The Towers”, as well as various other famous songs such as co-op play theme songs “Holding Hands” and “Unite The Force”. The collaboration ends on 13th of September, so don’t miss it!
Obtainable Chibi Characters (8 types)
- Princess Valkyrie
- Red Dragon Caller, Sonia
- Fallen Angel Lucifer
- Incarnation of Kirin, Sakuya
- Goddess of Power, Kali
- Tamazo X Don-chan
3) Doubutsu Sentai Zhyuohger Collaboration
To celebrate the movie “Doubutsu Sentai Zhyuohger Dokidoki Circus Panic!” that is showing in theaters on 6th of August, you will be able to get Zhyuo Eagle avatar if you play “Doubutsu Sentai Zhyuohger” from 3rd of August and onwards. Play the song during your summer vacation and awaken your instincts!
4) Taiko no Tatsujin Dokodon! Mystery Adventure Collaboration
A collaboration between Taiko no Tatsujin Console Version of “Taiko no Tatsujin Dokodon! Mystery Adventure” and Red Version! You will be able to play in game centers songs previously only available in “Dokodon! Mystery Adventure”. Songs will be added every week, so look forward to them. Practice at home and try them out in a game center afterwards!
Songs to be added :
Mada Saitama 2000
The latest song of Namco Original’s representative “2000 series” will make an appearance in Red Version! Play songs from “Just when I thought it is Saitama again… where am I!?” category and obtain chibi characters from “Tia & Popokaka”! You will also be able to ballot for the chibi character of Mr. LindaAI-CUE, the composer of 2000 series’ songs.
5) Other New Songs
From 3rd of August 2016 onwards, eight songs will be added to Taiko no Tatsujin Red Version nationwide. Other than songs from the big four collaborations, there are many other attractive songs for you to play, so look forward to trying them out at the nearest game center.
New songs in Red Version on 3rd of August
Songs from Taiko no Tatsujin Dokodon! Mystery Adventure
“Try Everything” From “Zootopia”
The theme song of Zootopia, “Try Everything”, makes an appearance in Taiko no Tatsujin! Don’t give up until you’ve reached full combo!
“Chouzetsu Dynamic!” From “Dragon Ball Super”
The opening theme of TV anime Dragon Ball Super “Chouzetsu Dynamic!” makes its grand entry in Taiko no Tatsujin!
“Orb no Inori” from “Ultraman Orb”
50 years have passed since the airing of the first Ultraman series. The theme song “Orb no Inori” of the latest entry “Ultraman Orb”, sang by Mizuki Ichirou with Voyager, enters Taiko no Tatsujin!
SAKURA EXHAUST from crossbeats REV. SUNRISE
A collaboration song with crossbeats REV. SUNRISE finally becomes playable in Red Version! Play the song and get chibi character “Sun”.
“Amaterasu” by Tatsh a.k.a Zeami
The exhibition match song from “Taiko no Tatsujin Donda! Sekai Ichi Ketteisen 2016” held on 17th of July becomes playable in game centers. Do you dare to challenge it?
Author’s comment : Taiko no Tatsujin shows that they are the biggest rhythm game in Japan with all these crazy collaborations. By big I mean in terms of budget and players. In the previous White Version, they had a collaboration with Love Live, making them the only rhythm game to have a collab with Love Live. This won’t matter anymore come next winter when Love Live School Idol Festival arcade version launches in Japan.
The four collaborations are with a bigshot anime movie, a bigshot mobile game, a bigshot Tokusatsu series, and their own home console version. Other licensed songs are from Zootopia, Dragon Ball, and Ultraman, all household names. This covers a lot of ground and can probably attract the attention of various fanbase, which is the most important thing for a game about to be launched. Songs from these famous series are also capable of catching the attention of non-gamers visiting a game center, perhaps those of UFO catcher players or high school girls or couples dropping by for a Purikura. It clearly shows that Bandai Namco wants to aim for a much more diverse target audience than its competitors, as they always did.
It’s also interesting to see a collaboration with Crossbeats REV Sunrise. Crossbeats REV is Capcom’s attempt to join the rhythm game war in Japan, and they haven’t gotten much success so far. Perhaps Naoki, the producer of Crossbeats, hope to pull some Taiko fans to their side with the collaboration. What better way to do that than a collab with the biggest rhythm game in Japan, right?
For the latest information, visit the official website of Taiko no Tatsujin Red Version.
[Article source : http://www.4gamer.net/games/349/G034988/20160725047/]