TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM ‘N’ FUN! FOR NINTENDO SWITCH & TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM SESSION! FOR PLAYSTATION 4 AVAILABLE IN THE AMERICAS

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TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM ‘N’ FUN! FOR NINTENDO SWITCH & TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: DRUM SESSION! FOR PLAYSTATION 4 AVAILABLE IN THE AMERICAS

Ready, Set, DRUM!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 2, 2018) – Leading video game and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., announced that Taiko no Tatsujin™: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin™: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system is now available in the Americas.

This Japanese cult classic rhythm game returns to the America with new songs, special characters, and new ways to play on both platforms! Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system each have unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience for players on each platform.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch introduces motion-control play using the Joy-Con® controllers as drum sticks, giving players the classic arcade experience from the comfort of their own home. With platform exclusive characters, such as Kirby from Kirby® and Squid from Splatoon® 2, and 20 mini-games that can be played by up to 4 players, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! offers everyone a new way to play with friends and family!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 system plays to the competitive side of Taiko no Tatsujin and offers Ranked Mode, where Taiko players around the world can compete against each other through ghost data. Players can also unlock customization items for the Taiko no Tatsujin mascot, Don-chan, and can play Guest Sessions with characters like Hatsune Miku®, Hello Kitty®, and many more! A special ranking event will be starting today and running through November 13th for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! Titled “Taiko World Fest”, players will be able to join in ranked sessions with players from around the world in celebration of the game’s release in the Americas and Europe. Players can earn bonuses by playing ranked matches against other players during this special event.

Taiko no Tatsujin offers a unique rhythm game experience for video game fans in the West by introducing the Japanese taiko drum to many who may be unfamiliar with it,” said Stephen Akana, Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The game comes alive with a colorful cast of adorable characters and wide range of catchy music.”

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system are now available in the Americas. For more information about Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS

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