Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! was finally confirmed to be releasing in the west towards the end of last month, with the game finding its rhythm on a Switch console near you on 2nd November. If you can't wait that long, though, you could always grab yourself a copy from the Japanese Switch eShop, making use of the English language patch which has been released this week.

Yes, by setting up a Japanese eShop account (just use a second email address to create an online account for that region), you can already buy the full release and play the whole thing in English. Current consensus suggests that the western release will keep the same soundtrack as its eastern counterpart, so the game will theoretically be pretty much identical - unless things change between now and release, of course.

If you want to see what the game looks like in action, ContraNetwork has uploaded this early look at the English patch working its magic on the Japanese version of the game. Now we can finally read what the instructions were trying to tell us!

Have you already got a Japanese copy? Are you holding out for the official western release? Let us know you Taiko drumming plans in the comments below.

[via youtu.be]