Popular Namco rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin (known as Taiko: Drum Master in the West) will get a new instalment on 3DS in Japan, as reported by Famitsu. Entitled Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure, the new drumming game will arrive 26th June for ¥4,740 (roughly $46 or £28). It will support four-player multiplayer, and features an RPG-style Space-Time Great Adventure Mode. Development on the title is reportedly three quarters finished.
None of the entries in the Taiko no Tatsujin series have been released in Europe, and only one has been released in North America — 2005's Taiko: Drum Master on PlayStation 2 and mobile devices. However, the drumming franchise is a mainstay of modern arcades in Japan with its large, colourful cabinets and iconic drum controllers.
Have you played any of the Drum Master titles? Considering the popularity of rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution and Rock Band in the West, why hasn't Bandai Namco brought more Taiko to the rest of us? If Elite Beat Agents can be an international critical darling, surely Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure can, too.