Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of Taiko Drum Master; Drum Session! detailing Taiko Ranked Matches, additional performance modes such as Best Replay Performance and Training Performance, the latest confirmed characters to appear in Guest Session Performance mode, and an updated list of songs.
Get the details below.
■ Taiko Ranked Matches
“Taiko Ranked Match” is a mode in which players will try their skills against other players all around the country. Since you’re matched with the performance data of other players based on your skill, your rank will rise as you win and aim for higher ranks.
By first performing the 5th rank certification battle, you will be certified for the beginning rank. You will then be matched with opponents based on your own skill, and perform against the performance data of other players.
You will win by surpassing your opponent’s score in a performance. By winning, you’ll earn a “Kachiboshi Medal” (a medal indicating your victory), and you will rank up by building up a collection of said medals. Additionally, by playing Taiko Ranked Matches, you’ll receive “Match Points.” The rankings of Match Points can also be checked.
It should be noted that in order to play Taiko Ranked Matches, an Internet connection and Sony Entertainment Network account are required. However, a PlayStation Plus subscription is not required.
■ Additional Performances
Best Replay Performance
“Best Replay Performance” is a score attack mode that matches you against your personal best score. Your best score data is played back on the bottom lane, and since you can find out at which points you made a mistake, you can discover at which spots you need improvement. Practice and practice to increase your score.
“Training Performance” is a training mode that lets you speed up, rewind, change speed, and so on as you like in order to train at spots in which you might need improvement. Train and train in order to gradually take on higher difficulty songs.
■ Guest Session Performance
“Guest Session Performance” is a new element in Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! It allows you to enjoy performances together with popular characters.
We previously saw Doraemon, but this time we will take a look at Hatsune Miku, Hello Kitty, Pac-Man, and Heihachi Mishima.
Guest Session: Hatsune Miku
Enjoy a Guest Session Performance with Hatsune Miku in songs “Ghost Rule” and “Alien Alein.” Watch as Miku strikes the drums.
Guest Session: Hello Kitty
Enjoy a dream session with Hello Kitty. Be sure to pay attention to her adorable gestures.
Guest Session: Pac-Man
Enjoy a Guest Session Performance with Pac-Man in the song “Eat ‘Em Up.” Nostalgic scenes may also appear.
Guest Session: Heihachi Mishima
From Tekken 7 comes Heihachi Mishima, wielding drumsticks. Enjoy a session with the fighter in the song “Heat Haze Shadow 2.” If the performance heats up, there may even be a certain flashback scene…
■ Updated Song List
Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! will feature over 70 songs, ranging from the staple songs everyone knows to a lot of latest hits. Here is the full list of confirmed songs:
Genre Song Title Origin Pop “Zenzenzense” Your Name. Pop “Road Movie” Crayon Shin-chan the Movie Pop “Ashita mo” Commercial song from NTT Docomo Pop “LOSER” Kenshi Yonezu Pop “Umi no Koe” Commercial song from Au’s Santarou Series Pop “Sugar Song and Bitter Step” Pop “Himawari no Yakusoku” Pop “Gimme Chocolate!!” Pop “RPG” Pop “Ninjari Banban” Pop “Memeshikute” Golden Bomber Pop “Koi Oto to Amazora” Pop “Kiseki” Pop “Ikenai Taiyou” Pop “Sakuranbo” Pop “Rinda Rinda” Pop “Natsu Matsuri” Pop “Tentai Kansoku” Pop “Kurenai” Pop “Apollo” Anime “Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon” Anime “Tonari no Totoro” Anime “Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~” Frozen Anime “Try Everything” Zootopia Anime “Genkai Toppa x Survivor” Dragon Ball Super Anime “Zenryoku Batankyu” Osomatsu-san Anime “Guren no Yumiya” Attack on Titan Anime “We are!” One Piece Anime “Zankoku-na Tenshi no Teeze” Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime “Youkoso Japari Park he” Kemono Friends (Doubutsu Biscuts x PPP) Vocaloid Song “Ghost Rule” DECO * 27 feat. Hatsune Miku Vocaloid Song “Alien Alien” Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku Vocaloid Song “Lost One no Goukoku” Neru feat. Kagamine Rin Vocaloid Song “Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari” Kemu feat. IA Variety “Hello Kitty” Variety “Pen-Pineapple Apple-Pen (PPAP)” Piko Taro Variety “Night of Knights” Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario Variety “Saishuu Kichiku Imouto Flandre S.” Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario Variety “Cirno no Perfect Sansuu Kyoushitsu” Touhou Project Arrange Arm + Yoshimi Yuuno (IOSYS) feat. Miko Classic “Hanlock” Classic “Carmen Kumikyoku Ichiban Shuukyoku” Bizet Classic “Ouverture de Guillaume Tell” Rossini Classic “Tengoku to Jigoku Jokyoku” Offenbach Classic Classic Medley (Rock Compilation) Game Music “Theme of Ryu” Street Fighter V Game Music “Heat Haze Shadow 2” Tekken 7 Game Music “Tales of Berseria Medley” Game Music “Onegai! Cinderella” The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Game Music “Brand New Theater!” The Idolmaster: Million Live Theater Days Game Music “Urban Striker” Critical Velocity Game Music “Eat ‘Em Up!” R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 Game Music “Kagekiyo” Kagekiyo Genpei Touma Den Medley Namco Original “Tsunagare! Hriogare! Uchiagare!” Namco Original “Trust Game” feat. SaiChi (Harineko) Namco Original “Magical Parfait” Namco Original “Misegawa Ranbu” Namco Original “Sotsu Omeshiki Furu” feat. Unmo Namco Original “No Gravity” Namco Original “Victoria” Crankty Namco Original “Tengu Hayashi” Namco Original “Time Traveler” Kashitaro Ito Namco Original “Yomi no Izanami” Namco Original “Tokyo Soda 8Bit Edit” Hige DriVAN Namco Original “Mugen no Sora” Silver Forest feat. SAYA Namco Original “Gassho Sutaboufe” with Tama Tai feat. Danchinomiya Namco Original “Fly Away” Namco Original “Houjou Yayoi” Namco Original “Angel Dream” Namco Original “Yuugao no Kimi” Namco Original “Ouka Ranman” Namco Original “Red Rose Evangel” Namco Original “DokuLOCANdy” t+pazolite Namco Original “Saitama 2000” Namco Original “Mada Saitama 2000”
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