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Last week, Bandai Namco finally confirmed Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! would arrive on Switch in Europe and North America this November. This followed a series of hints over several months the game would be localised.

One burning question that remained was whether or not the Hori Taiko Drum Controller would make its way across to the west. Bandai Namco has now confirmed it has absolutely no plans to release the drum outside of Japan.

The mini-drum controller is intended to simulate the arcade drums. Without the drum, you’ll just have to stick with the Joy-Con controls on the Switch. At the very least, this is arguably a better option than using a more traditional gamepad.  

As we’ve previously noted, the drum is currently available to import from Play-Asia. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! launches on Nintendo Switch in both regions on 2nd November.

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Were you planning to play this game with the drum? Are you planning on importing the game and drum? Tell us in the comments.

[via siliconera.com]