If you’ve been eyeing the official drum controller for the Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! but shied away at the steep price, look again. Right now it’s on sale for the lowest price ever.
Update: Price has gone up by $2
Official Taiko no Tatsujin Controller for Switch
There’s no official way to get the official drum kit in America, so these 3rd party vendors are the only way to get them short of buying from an import site or via eBay (watch out for knockoffs). Note that the game isn’t included with the drum kit. It’s currently $49.99 on Amazon, but if you’re willing to wait, the Nintendo eShop regularly drops the price of the digital edition down to $19.99 during one of its frequent sales.
Taiko no Tatsujin is an extremely fun and challenging drum rhythm game for the Nintendo Switch. Taiko no Tatsujin might not be well down in the United States, but the franchise is hugely successful and popular in Japan. There, it’s a common presence in arcade galleries where you’ll often see maestros performing superhuman combos on the highest difficulty levels. The Nintendo Switch game emulates this game in everything but its controls. Whereas in the arcade version you’re banging away on drumsticks, you’re relegated to using the button controls or the touchscreen interface in the Switch version. This official drum kit from Hori is as close to the arcade version as you’re going to get. It’s responsive, it’s durable, and it will make Taiko no Tatsujin feel like a whole new (and better) game.