Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!

Digital ReleaseNintendo Switch
July 19, 2018 (JP)
August 09, 2018 (AS)
November 02, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
DelistingNovember 30, 2023
DeveloperBandai Namco Studios
PublisherBandai NAMCO
Available OnRetail
Nintendo Switch
LinksNintendo.com page


Bandai Namco’s official Taiko no Tatsujin Twitter accounts announced on November 6th, 2023 that the oldest entry in the series on Nintendo Switch would be removed from sale at the end of the month.

Thank you for your continuous support for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!

Sales for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun for Nintendo Switch will be discontinued on November 30, 2023 (Thursday).
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers who have purchased or played the game, and we kindly ask for your understanding in this matter. Please also consider continuing the drumming fun with Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival for Nintendo Switch.

  • Sales Discontinuation Date
    North America: November 30, 2023 (Thursday) at 0:00 EST
    Europe: November 30, 2023 (Thursday) at 0:00 CET
  • Discontinued Content
    “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!” for Nintendo Switch

*Additional content (DLCs) will continue to be available for purchase and use even after sales for the main game is discontinued.

*Players will still be able to redownload purchased DLCs it after the end of sales.

Taiko no Tatsujin Tweet – November 06, 2023

The reason for the delisting is unclear, though Bandai Namco may simply be trying to move players over to Rhythm Festival which features more modes, online functionality, and a monthly subscription to access additional content. For the foreseeable future, Drum ‘n’ Fun’s DLC will remain on sale and the base game can still be purchased on physical media.

About the Game

Taiko no Tatsujin hits Nintendo Switch™!

• Shake the Joy-Con™ controller using the Drumstick Grip!
Swing down the Joy-Con™ to make a DON and diagonally to make a KA. HD rumble makes you feel like you’re really hitting a drum!

• Featuring special characters!
They will help you with DONs and KAs, and drumrolls. Splatoon 2’s Inkling and Kirby from Kirby’s Dream Land will join! Let’s try out new songs!

• Party Mode: Max 4 players!
Share the Joy-Con™ with up to 4 players. 20 songs, 2 difficulty levels! Prepare a controller for each player. Joy-Con™ can be used separately.

• Play YOUR way!
Compatible with TV, tabletop, and handheld modes! You can use up to 4 Nintendo Switch™ consoles to play locally! Each player needs a copy of the game.

• +70 songs! Even Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2!

Thanks to everyone who submitted this game to the site