Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce the Spring and Summer updates for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival. In a new trailer highlighting the updates, players can purchase the new downloadable content, the “Shin Japan Heroes Universe Pack”, today.
A new party game mode, “Run! Ninja Dojo”, has also been released. Become a Ninja, overcome Kumo-zou’s challenges and compete to be the best of the best!

“Shin Japan Heroes Universe Pack” Available as New Downloadable Content
The “Shin Japan Heroes Universe Pack” features YOKO TAKAHASHI’s “Crime and Punishment - Those who are unwilling to pray” (Lyrics: YOKO TAKAHASHI, Music Composition: Toshiyuki O'mori). This Maxi Single was released on 10 May 2023 on multiple music streaming services.

    Release Date: Available from 5/10/2023


      Crime and Punishment - Those who are unwilling to pray (New Single) – Shin Japan Heroes Universe × Bandai Namco Promotional Song

      Teardrops of hope

      Final Call

      what if?

      Off Vocal Ver. for the above 4 songs

The DLC also features new mini characters – Godzilla, Evangelion Unit-01, Ultraman, and Masked Rider – as well as an exclusive background* with characters from the Shin Japan Heroes Universe as they play the new song in Taiko mode.
The mini characters – Godzilla, Evangelion Unit-01, Ultraman and Masked Rider – are outfit items that are usable for DON-Chan. Bring your favourite characters along and have fun playing Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival with them!
*The exclusive background is only available while playing Taiko Mode in single-player mode.
What is Shin Japan Heroes Universe (S.J.H.U.) About? 
2022 was the year when the Shin Era was created. Shin Japan Heroes Universe (S.J.H.U.) is a dream collaboration between the four titles – Shin GodzillaEVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIMEShin Ultraman, and SHIN KAMEN RIDER – which launched as a joint initiative by TOHO, khara, TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS, and TOEI.
The Shin Era brought together these four great Japanese heroes, of which legendary creator Hideaki Anno had spearheaded. A meeting between the four involved companies was held in 2021, at which the project was launched with the full cooperation of all parties and the agreement of Anno himself. The feature films that form the core of the project are Shin Godzilla (2016), where Anno was writer and co-director; EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME (2021), where he worked as writer, co-director, and producer; and Shin Ultraman (2022), for which he was writer and co-producer. He also wrote and directed the recently released SHIN KAMEN RIDER, which aired in cinemas in Japan in March 2023. The project’s launch has been celebrated by the involvement of two other key creators in the constituent series, with the promotional visual teaser image drawn by Mahiro Maeda, and the official logo designed by Yutaka Izubuchi.
For more information, please visit the official project website:*
*This site is provided in Japanese. 
A New Party Game Mode, “Run! Ninja Dojo”, Now Available
Introducing "Run! Ninja Dojo," a fun party game that can be enjoyed by up to four players at once! Embark on a Ninja Training session, and defeat enemies by drumming skillfully and make DON-chan progress forward!
Beware of Kumo-zou's Ninjutsu skills! Stay focused to seize the chance to make a big leap forward and turn the tables on your competitors!
Overcome all challenges and strive to be the one who advances the furthest before the song ends. Victory belongs to the one in the lead!
More information is available at the official website:
*This site is provided in Japanese. 
What is Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival?
The setting for this new game is Omiko City, a town filled with Taiko-themed fun! Join forces with your partner, DON-chan, and new friend, Kumo-kyun, and aim to become a true Taiko Master!
This title contains more than what the previous title has to offer, such as featuring 76 new songs like recent smash hits “Gurenge”, “Feel Special” and “Racing into the Night”! Players would be able to play Concierge Mode, which allows them to brush up their skills by practicing difficult parts repeatedly until they master them, or Online Ranked Matches, which lets them battle other players from around the world!
Enjoy a wide range of other brand-new multi-player modes as well, including the Great Drum Toy War, where players would be able to create decks of toys to battle against each other, and DON-chan Band, where four drummers need to work together to make their concert a roaring success!
Drum to the beat of your heart with Taiko – be it solo or with friends! Have fun with the new paid subscription service, Taiko Music Pass, and play more than 500 songs at any time you like!
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