THE BEAT IS ON! NAMCO RELEASES OFFICIAL SONG LIST
FOR TAIKO: DRUM MASTER?
New Drumming Game To Offer Popular Hits From Today, Orchestral Classics and Original Creations
San Jose, Ca., (August 25, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its official song list for TAIKO: Drum Master?, the highly anticipated game challenging rhythmic skills though fun and addictive drumming game play. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, TAIKO: Drum Master ships exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system during the holiday 2004 season.
TAIKO: Drum Master offers 31 songs in its diverse catalog, including well-known hits from today’s current chart-toppers to yesterday’s favorites. In addition, the game incorporates a variety of orchestral classics as well as original music from the Namco library of video games. TAIKO: Drum Master offers the following songs:
Licensed Rock/Pop: ABC; American Girls; Are You Gonna Be My Girl; Bowling for Soup - Jimmy Neutron Theme; Girls & Boys; I’m A Believer; Killer Queen; Lady Marmalade; Love Shack; Material Girl; My Sharona; Rock the Dragon (Dragonball Z Theme); Slide; That’s The Way (I Like It); The Impression That I Get; Toxic; Tubthumping; Walking On Sunshine
Classical: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Carmen Prelude; Foster's Medley; Hungarian Dances No. 5; Symphony No. 25 in G Minor; William Tell Overture
Namco Original: Don Rangers; Dragon Spirit; Katamari on the Rocks; Ridge Racer; Soul Calibur II Brave Sword, Braver Soul; Taiko March; The Genji and the Heike Clans
TAIKO: Drum Master invites players to perfect the art of the Japanese drum – the taiko – through the use of a miniature Taiko Controller? attached to the PlayStation 2 console. Players earn points to clear each stage of the game by tapping along with song rhythms on the surface and edge of the Taiko Controller. With whimsical graphics and well-orchestrated music, TAIKO: Drum Master allows players to hone their drumming skills alone or go head-to-head with friends in two-player mode. With more than 30 different songs and a variety of skill levels, TAIKO: Drum Master offers a unique game play experience filled with fun for all ages.
For more information on TAIKO: Drum Master, please visit www.namco.com.
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in San Jose, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man World?, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBAT?. For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
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