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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

12th October, 2018 – Richmond, UK:  BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is excited to announce that a free demo for both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 are playable now, players can now download the free demo from the Nintendo eShop or PlayStation® Store respectively. 


The Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! demo for Nintendo Switch® will feature two songs: 

  • Namco original song: FURIFURINORINORI
  • Classic music: “Overture from 'Orpheus in the Underworld' “, composed by Jacques Offenbach

The Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! demo for PlayStation®4 contains three songs:

  • Classic music: Carmen Prelude, composed by Georges Bizet
  • Game music: EAT’EM UP! From R4 -RIDGE RACER TYPE4
  • Namco original song: TSUNAGARE! HIROGARE! UCHIAGARE!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be available from 2nd November, 2018. Nintendo Switch players in Europe will be able to preorder the Taiko Drum Set + Switch Game bundle now to experience the closest thing to the arcade version.


For more information about Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:

  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Website
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Facebook
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Twitter




About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles, PC and mobile.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, DARK SOULS™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. For more information please visit . All the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment products are available on the official store


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