Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun Getting Delisted on November 30

    Delisted after five years of availability.

    Bandai Namco has officially announced that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun will be getting delisted on November 30. The announcement comes over five years after the game’s initial release.

    Taiko no Tatsujin is a beloved Japanese rhythm franchise. Bandai Namco has developed the Japanese arcade franchise since 2001. However, Bandai Namco has released several ports on consoles worldwide, such as Drum ‘n’ Fun and 2022’s Rhythm Festival.

    Bandai Namco Delisting Drum ‘n’ Fun Later This Month

    Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun Delisted

    A recent tweet from the official Taiko no Tatsujin Twitter/X account confirms that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun will be delisted on November 30. Here’s the official statement from Bandai Namco:

    Thank you for your continuous support for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!

    Sales for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun for Nintendo Switch will be discontinued on November 30, 2023 (Thursday).

    We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers who have purchased or played the game, and we kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.

    Please also consider continuing the drumming fun with Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival for Nintendo Switch.

    Sales Discontinuation Date:

    North America: November 30, 2023 (Thursday) at 0:00 EST Europe: November 30, 2023 (Thursday) at 0:00 CET

    Discontinued Content: “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!” for Nintendo Switch.

    • Additional content (DLCs) will continue to be available for purchase and use even after sales for the main game is discontinued.
    • Players will still be able to redownload purchased DLCs after the end of sales.


    Here’s a description of the game’s key features, according to the Nintendo eShop:

    • Shake the Joy-Con controller using the Drumstick Grip!
      • Swing down the Joy-Con to make a DON and diagonally to make a KA. HD rumble makes you feel like you’re really hitting a drum!
    • Featuring special characters!
      • They will help you with DONs and KAs, and drumrolls. Splatoon 2’s Inkling and Kirby from Kirby’s Dream Land will join! Let’s try out new songs!
    • Party Mode: Max 4 players!
      • Share the Joy-Con with up to 4 players. 20 songs, 2 difficulty levels! Prepare a controller for each player. Joy-Con can be used separately.
    • Play YOUR way!
      • Compatible with TV, tabletop, and handheld modes! You can use up to 4 Nintendo Switch™ consoles to play locally! Each player needs a copy of the game.
    • +70 songs! Even Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2!

    Lastly, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun will be delisted from the Nintendo eShop on November 30.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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