Friday, May 26, 2017

Sonority Scouts - Synchronica's Sacred Fusion





As foretold by some choice tweets, the Taiko lore hit the Synchronica shores once more, starring from yesterday a new couple of hi-difficulty Namco Original tracks from the drumming series.

Be it for the newly-crafted album art or the touchscreen-based way to catch up the rhythms, it's a new way for both songs to be experienced in official rhythm gaming!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (25 May 2017) - Pre-Seasonal Change Update and the Yellow Retaliation (=more Yellow ver. Song Removals)


The weekly blog update deals with the next seasonal song list refresher for Yellow Version, as the May 31st update is up to add more than the Namco Original song march of last week...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[RANDOM] - Taiko 3DS 2's Digital Content Removal


Out of nowhere, the website for Don to Katsu Jikuu Daibouken has reported the gradual digital content removal concerning the game in question, also ruling out one removal notice issued back in January this year we previously missed.

Starting out from DLC songs, these tracks will (or have already) become unavailable to download make new purchases from the suggested dates:
  • Hare Hare Yukai (from January 31st)
  • Let It Go ~Ari no Mama De~ (from June 25th)
  • Yukidaruma Tsukurou (Do You Want to Build a Snowman) (from October 31st)
Finally, the game itself's digital version will also get removed disabling new purchases later this month, from May 30th; after said date, only the still-available additional contents will be up to download.

Erratum (2017/05/24): All four items allows for re-downloading after the respective deadlines, if you already made the purchase before they're de-shelved. Wording above has been fixed to clarify.

Source (DLC removal)
Source (digital game removal)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Twitter Snippets (19~21 May 2017) - Color-Changing Synchronica's Screenshot Quiz of Ruin


Following up from last week's Synchronica screenshot quiz on Twitter, a new guess-the-song round for May 25th's new releases has been made, once again featuring rosy-inspired backgrounds and different Taiko no Tatsujin guessing alternatives to choose from.

If you want to play along before knowing the name of the next Taiko-related song to be ported into the series, here are the four-option vote guesses that have been listed in another tweet:
  • Sacred Ruin
  • Blue Rose Ruin
  • Yuugao no Kimi
  • Inu no Omawari-san
Read the answer announcement on today's Synchronica tweet or click 'Read More' to know what's the correct answer!

Sympho-Neighbours - When Two Worlds Collide / Rhythm Game Version



This is a continuation to another feature we've had last year (link), but while the former was focused on collaborative efforts that could cater to a wider public through the magic of pop culture, this Sympho-Neighbours page is for all those hardcore music players that would love to see some of their favorite series get along with other parties in foreign field, be it for mere song sharing or something a little bit more expansive...

Before we started conceiving the idea of a collaborative network of rhythm games since the Tenkaichi Otogesai's inception (and even after!), here are some of the most remarkable get-along parades between different franchises in recent history.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Song of the Week! 20 May 2017


Due to the recent song lot announcement, we're about to have yet another double-pick week, this time around being all about... rabbits! ...kinda.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Twitter Snippets (18-19 May 2017) - The Great Post-Update Artists Round-Up


Between yesterday and today, there have been lots of composers chiming in the official Taiko Team's Twitter feed, being related to either yesterday's original song lot announcement or other future-related means.

If you want a quick refresher of the songs, you can check the newly published "Summer '17" version of the Medley for the Busy People that the Team posted on Youtube alongside the other song previews, but after that... see you after the jump!