TAIKO: Drum Master Goes Gold

If you want to learn the art of the Japanese drum, then there is no other easier way than playing Taiko: Drum Master for the Playstation 2. "Attach the miniature Japanese drum controller to your PS2 and you’re ready to drum to the music. Play alone or go head to head with a friend and see who will be crowned the ultimate Drum Master". The game is now Gold and will ship to North American retail outlets at the end of October
DRUMROLL, PLEASE ... TAIKO: DRUM MASTER? GOES GOLD! Namco’s Rhythmic Drum Game To Hit Store Shelves In October San Jose, Ca., (October 7, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its much anticipated rhythmic drum game, TAIKO: Drum Master?, has gone gold and will ship to North American retail outlets at the end of October. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, TAIKO: Drum Master will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. “Get ready to rock because TAIKO: Drum Master is nearly here,” said Garry Cole, executive vice president at Namco Hometek Inc. “With its diverse song catalog and whimsical graphics, TAIKO: Drum Master will establish a new standard of fun for players of all ages when it ships later this month.” TAIKO: Drum Master invites players to learn the art of the Japanese drum – the taiko – through the use of a miniature TAIKO Controller? which attaches to a PlayStation2 console. Players earn points to clear stages by correctly tapping to the rhythm of a selected song on the surface and edge of the Taiko Controller. With amusing graphics and well-orchestrated music, TAIKO: Drum Master allows players to perfect their drumming skills alone or go head-to-head in two-player mode. TAIKO: Drum Master offers more than 30 songs in its catalog, including well-known hits from today’s current chart-toppers and yesterday’s favorites. The game also incorporates a variety of orchestral classics and original music from the Namco library of video games. With its diverse offering of music and variety of game play skill levels, TAIKO: Drum Master delivers a unique experience filled with flexibility and fun for players of all ages. For more information on TAIKO: Drum Master and its complete song list, 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.