The Japanese drum rhythm game series first launched in 2001 with the release of Taiko no Tatsujin for arcades. The series first came to consoles with the release of Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don for PlayStation 2 in 2004. Since then, it has seen 30 home console releases.
The latest home console release, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun for Switch, has sold more than 600,000 units. A new versus mode called “Donkatsu Fight” was released today as part of a free update. Donkatsu Fight is playable both solo or with another player. In it, you attack by playing the drums well, use items to hinder your opponent, and try to reduce their HP to zero to knock them out. Otherwise, the player with the most HP when the song is over is the winner.
Watch a Japanese trailer and TV spot for the new mode below.