As exciting as it is to find out Bandai Namco will release Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! in the west this November, we're still admittedly coming to terms with the fact the Hori Taiko Drum Controller will not be made available locally. The only way of obtaining it now is to import it from websites like Play-Asia.
Fortunately, there's an alternative control method if you don't want to import the special controller. As suspected, the DK Bongos are compatible with the game - provided you have access to the GameCube Controller Adapter. If you don't have one of these, they'll be re-released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate later this year. Of course, you'll also obviously need to own the DK Bongos.
Take a look at the bongos in action below:
The bongos were originally released alongside Donkey Konga in 2003. The title was developed by the same team who worked on the Taiko: Drum Master series.
Do you happen to own the DK Bongos? Would you use these as an alternative to the Hori Taiko Drum? Tell us in the comments.