Rhythm Festival release date: gameplay, trailer and story

Drum along to your favorite Japanese songs! Learn about the latest addition to the drum game franchise Taiko no Tatsuji: Rhythm Festival, its release date, gameplay, and story.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Release date: September 23, 2022

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will arrive on September 23, 2022 on the Nintendo Switch.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Gameplay

Taiko no Tatsujin games are drum-based rhythm games, and Rhythm Festival is no exception. When playing the game, the player will see various notes moving towards a drum. Once the notes reach the drum, the player must enter the command to strike the note. However, Taiko no Tatsujin does things a little differently. Unlike other rhythm games like Theatrhythm where there are multiple lines with multiple notes, Taiko no Tatsujin has only one line, with two notes running across the line. These two notes signify the inner part of the drum (red) and the edge of the drum (blue). Players must enter the correct command to hit the correct type of note.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival has four ways to input a drum command to use various Nintendo Switch features. The first is Touch, where players can touch the central part of the screen to input a red note and the outer parts for a blue note. Movement is another option, where players pretend there’s a real drum and treat the controllers like drumsticks. Button input is also an option and might be the easiest to get used to. The last option is for hardcore gamers and requires a real drum device.

Although this game is playable solo, Rhythm Festival introduces different ways to play with other people. You can play with friends in a somewhat relaxing match, or play with strangers to level up. Practice mode is available for players who want to practice specific parts of difficult songs. Players can also spend the coins they earn while playing to buy customization options like costumes.

Taiko no Tatsujin: History of the Rhythm Festival

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival follows Don, a sentient taiko drummer traveling the world playing various songs and experiencing adventure. In Rhythm Festival, Don meets Kumo-kyun, a cloud who offers to show him around Omiko City for his next adventure.

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