Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Announced for 14th October 2022 Release on Nintendo Switch in Europe

Bandai Namco Games have announced that Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, a new entry in the long-running Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm game franchise, will be released physically and digitally onto the Nintendo Switch.

In Europe Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will be available on 14th October 2022 with both physical and digital editions available including a physical bundle including the Taiko Drum and Drum Sticks.

The base game is reported to have 76 tracks from various genres, such as POP, Anime and Vocaloid, with DLC also planned. Additionally a “Music Pass” will also be released whereby for a small subscription fee fans will be able to receive instant access to over 500 tracks.

In Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, players can drum along to reach delightful levels of synchronicity with an extensive library of over 76 bopping beats ranging from classical to popular hit songs. Additionally, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival features two new gameplay modes. In DON-chan Band Mode, players can take part in a four-player live concert and jam out together. In the Great Drum Toy War Mode, players will be able to face-off against each other to decide who is the ultimate drumming master!

Song List:


  • “Natsumatsuri”
  • “Feel Special”
  • “I LOVE…” (Official HIGE DANdism)
  • “Yoru ni Kakeru”
  • “Dakara Boku wa Ongaku o Yameta”
  • “Marigold”
  • “Ao to Natsu”
  • “Zenzenzense” (from Your Name.)
  • “Kurenai”


  • “Gurenge”
  • “Kaikai Kitan”
  • “Into the Unknown”
  • “Guren no Yumiya” (from Attack on Titan)
  • “Yume o Kanaete Doraemon”
  • “Mezase Pokemon Master -20th Anniversary-” (from Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!)
  • “Zankoku na Tenshi no Days” (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • “Butter-Fly” from (Digimon Adventure)
  • “Moonlight Densetsu” (from Sailor Moon)
  • “Maka Fushigi Adventure!” (from Dragon Ball)
  • “Tonari no Totori”


  • “Roki” (Mikito-P feat. Kagamine Rin)
  • “KING” (Kanaria)
  • “Villain” (flower, Teniwoha)
  • “Dareka no Shinzou ni Nareta Nara” (YurryCanon)
  • “Charles” (balloon feat. flower)
  • “Tell me beat!” (Kinoshita feat. Kagamine Rin)
  • “Colorful Voice” (cosMo@Housou-P)
  • Variety
  • “He’s A Pirate”
  • “Pixel Galaxy” (Snail’s House)
  • “FREEDOM DiVE ↓” (xi)
  • “Mopemope” (LeaF)
  • “Night of Nights” (Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario)
  • “SAISHU-KICHIKU IMOTO Flandre-S” (Touhou Project Arrange Beat Mario)


  • “William Tell Overture” (Rossini)
  • “Symphony No. 5” (Beethoven)
  • “Three Marches Militaires” (Schubert)
  • “Etude Op.10 No. 4”
  • “Funiculi, funicula”
  • “La campanella” (Liszt)

Game Music

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda Main Theme”
  • Kirby: Star Allies Medley”
  • “Life Will Change” (from Persona 5)
  • “JOIN THE PAC –Taiko no Tatsujin Ver.-“
  • “Katamari on the Rocks ~Main Theme” (from Katamari Damacy)
  • “The Windmill Song” (from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile)
  • “ESCAPE FROM CRISIS” (from Critical Velocity)

Namco Originals

  • “Mainichi ga Don-derful”
  • “Bouken Hiyori” (Taiko no Tatsujin Doka!! to Oomori Nanadaime theme song)
  • “Kappa no Sara wa Konna ni Mo” (Mei Oosawa (BNSI) feat. Takashi Ikezawa)
  • “Yume Utsutsu Catharsis” (Kanaya Ooki feat. Kaori Aihara)
  • “Fuuma Module 6768” (Hisui)
  • “1/2 ~inside me” (Mizuki Shinohara feat. Kaori Aihara)
  • “Solitude Star” (Harusaki x beet)
  • “Konya wa Homy”
  • “Niji Iro Baton” (Ponchi feat. Haachi x DOnders)
  • “Peta PETA!? Pumpkin” (yuclaire)
  • “PONPOKO RHYTHM” (Mamyukka)
  • “Hakanaki wa Gensho ni Mau” (Se-U-Ra)
  • “Zero no Shinfuonii” (kyo (BNSI) feat. Sariyajin)
  • “Fly again!” (Yoshihito Yano (BNSI) feat. Takayoshi Tanimoto)
  • “Genkai Creator Ouenka” (Yukiko Miyagi (BNSI) feat. Suzune and Kiyohito Kawase)
  • “Freeway3234”
  • “Ai Nan Daze” (Taku Inoue (BNSI))
  • “via lactea” (feat. Setsunan)
  • “Dragoon” (Massive New Krew)
  • “Useful Coaster” (U-ske feat. Natsu Kazura)
  • “GO GET’EM!” (Satoshi Terashima)
  • “Kokushin Chronicle”
  • “Marionette Pure”
  • “Hayabusa”
  • “Tokyo Tokkyo Kyo Kyoka Kyoku Kyokuchou!!”
  • “Gekiun! Shichifuku Happy Crew” (Yuuya Kobayashi (IOSYS) feat. Momiji Yamamoto (monotone))
  • “Daisuki na Taiko no Ne” (Taiko no Tatsujin 20th Anniversary Song / Soshina feat. Don-chan)

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will be available physically (base game and drum bundle) and digitally for the Nintendo Switch on 14th October 2022 within Europe. The North American release meanwhile is set for 23rd September 2022. Further details can be found through the relevant Bandai Namco websites in your region.

Song list source via Gematsu

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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