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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Twitter Snippets (September 19 2017): At Least SOME Form of Trial Version for PS4-1

Now deep within Tokyo Game Show season, let's wind back a bit to a prior Sony press conference, where it is announced that subscribers of the PlayStation Plus can get their hands on a copy of the TGS demo for Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don for a limited time.

From what we have seen so far in conventions, it is suggested to not expect too many groundbreakingly new songs and features available, but this could be a first-hand buffet to try for the new PS4 aesthetics.

Song of the Week! 23 September 2017

While originally there was no intention to make of this September a themed month to begin with, we might as well carry on with the console-exclusivity theme for the next features, seeing how that was also the motif of this month's (non-hidden) features as well!

Today's pick comes from the early PlayStation 2 times...

Sonority Scouts - Burning Coaster

One day after its Groove Coaster debut, we finally have a hold of some gameplay footage of the Taiko-spawn Burning Force Medley being played on Taito's ongoing music game franchise, which has just celebrated its 500th song release thanks to this track's inclusion!

Just like with the Dragon Spirit Medley port from the last year, the song is rated 8/10 on its hardest arcade setting, with today's feature 1-upping the previous medley cameo for the fact of the Burning Force Medley being completely ported for gameplay means in Groove Coaster, without any song cuts or sorts.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Never Left without Saying Goodbye-da-don! Taiko no Tatsujin x Deemo collaboration

Note: Earlier we posted this based on only one image claiming just a rumor, but since we found the very-official announcement we are rewriting the whole post with more info and images. Thanks to taikojoe from the Taiko no Tatsujin Discord for the initial find though!

Image source: Official BNEI Facebook post

Of course this collaboration is announced on the day the piano-performance rhythm game hits the Nintendo Switch.

The first fully-confirmed additions for this will be the Deemo Pack on the Traditional Chinese version of PS4-1 that was transiently shown on Asian PlayStation Store fronts and later removed. The pack will consist of the Deemo original song Saika by Rabpit (3/4/6/8 apparently) and the Petit-chara outfit part Deemo & the Little GirlFor those who want to have a demo of this Deemo song, here's a gameplay video on Hard mode from the original source game:

But of course Cytus Saika best Saika amiri- (dragged away

The pack will be available first-hand via download codes attached with the first printing of package version and as pre-order bonus digital version . Saika the song will also be available as free DLC later on. And if PS4-1 will not be on your shopping list, releases on the arcade and mobile app versions of Taiko no Tatsujin are also hinted, although with no concrete details yet.

On the other arm of the collaborative efforts, Hyakka Ryouran will be the Taiko ambassador to the piano-score-book nation of Deemo, slated for release in the iOS/Android app's version 3.1 update coming in 2017.

Look at Al*** little girl and Deemo having fun with Don-chan and Kat-chan
Image source: Apple Daily Taiwan

In more PS4-1 exclusive news, Asian Donders can rejoice when (The) Tower of Babel, (The) Tower of Druaga Medley, Mappy Medley, Dragon Spirit Medley and Mojipittan Medley are confirmed to also be Traditional Chinese version's first-printing bonuses in the form of packed-in download codes, not as store-exclusive bonuses like in Japan. If trinkets are more your type, the Traditional Chinese version also come packaged with one random Don-chan strap in either Shark, Alpaca, Sushi or Forest Friends outfits.

Image source: 4Gamers

BNEI Taiwan press release
BNEI Taiwan Facebook post (has more pictures)

Namco Taiko Blog (21 September 2017) - NO/GM Arcade Revival Poll

This year's Autumn season opener from the Taiko Team consists of a Twitter revival poll, where 40 tracks among both the Game Music and Namco Original genres are eligible to be chosen for a temptative arcade resurrection in the near future. *coughWinterRewardsShopcough*

With the tweet above briefly showing the full list, after the jump are the translated song title list and the do-s and don't-s of this campaign's submission method.

Twitter Snippets (20 September 2017) - Red Version's Final Dojo Ranking Results

While Taiko Team livestreams are a thing that is not happening with the same frequency as before, some of their buds are still beneath the ground, ready to resurface when the time is right. Case in point for today, here's the tweet signaling the publication on Youtube of Red Version's Dojo Ranking players, updated until said firmware board's last operative day (March 15th, 2017).

A more detailed breakdown of the overall results is also provided in tweet form, no less!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Taiko PS4 - LOSER Difficulty Ratings Reveal

Up here we have the latest Japanese trailer for upcoming PS4 games and if you can endure weird rapping up until about 1:35 (or if you just skip ahead on that portion), it's possible to track down the star ratings of LOSER, one of the new J-Pop inclusions of the game, which is rated 3/5/6/8.

Thanks to taikojoe from the Taiko no Tatsujin Discord for the find!