With only one game released in the U.S., Taiko never made much of a splash here. A testament to its reception, yellowing used drums can still be found in game stores across the country. If Taiko can’t be sold on its own, maybe inclusion in a larger game will do the trick. According to Famitsu, Namco Bandai will do just that as there will be a virtual playable Taiko arcade unit in Yakuza 5.
It won’t be a full roster of songs, but will at least include “Mappy Ondo”, “Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikorio” and “Shinsekai Yori”.