Taiko Drum Master Controller Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Okay, time to bring a new Taiko game westward, Nintendo. 


The latest iteration of the adorable Taiko Drum Master series was reported to be coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan, but as usual we've gotten no confirmation for a western version. We still have to see the spoils for Japanese gamers, however, and the awesome things they get with their version of the game, like this official Hori-branded Drum Controller to be used with the Switch version of the game, revealed via Bandai Namco.

As you can see, it looks awesome and sturdy, way better than the original PlayStation 2 version that released so long ago. For some reason that I don't understand, there's a drink holder built into the controller, just in case you need to pound two bottles of water while playing...or perhaps you need to use them to weigh down the drum? Who knows?

All I know is, I really want a new Taiko Drum Master game, and this new Switch controller is a svelte, fantastic-looking version that I think I'll probably end up buying anyway. With a Switch entry of Taiko that comes with songs from Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, it kind of seems like a no-brainer to make it mine, right?

Are you still patiently waiting for a new Taiko Drum Master game?

Senior Editor

Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

From The Chatty
  • reply
    May 15, 2018 3:45 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Taiko Drum Master Controller Revealed for Nintendo Switch

    • reply
      May 15, 2018 4:20 PM

      I'd like to try this. But not likely we'll get a western release.

      • reply
        May 15, 2018 5:25 PM

        It was released in the west on PS2. I still have my whole setup. I think it’ll get a Western release, if only to meet volume manufacturing quotas on the drums.

        • reply
          May 15, 2018 8:56 PM

          I'd get one for the kids to be silly with.

          • reply
            May 15, 2018 9:07 PM

            The PS2 one was hard as balls actually. The kids will be transfixed.

    • reply
      May 15, 2018 4:21 PM

      we have the near exact controller with the PS4 import. it is an acceptable, but not stellar drum experience

    • reply
      May 15, 2018 4:43 PM

      how playable will it be with gyros in the joycon?

Hello, Meet Lola