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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! has surpassed one million copies shipped on Switch worldwide, Bandai Namco has announced.

In celebration of the news, a free “I LOVE Games Pack” DLC pack will be offered to players. Tracks will be added from Mr. Driller DrillLand, Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan, Katamari Damacy, God Eater, Tales of the Abyss, Ace Combat: Joint Assault, SoulCalibur II, and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion plus the music pieces Namcot Medley and Fun Taiko Dojo. The DLC pack goes live on July 9 in Japan, though other regions will presumably have access around the same time.

An eSports tournament update for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! is also planned for this summer which allows eight players to compete at once. You’ll be able to watch others through a Spectator Mode as well.


Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 featuring DLC character Charlotte Cracker. Watch the video below.

For those that missed it, we also have a trailer for Charlotte Smoothie – another upcoming DLC character – here.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions has received yet another team-focused trailer highlighting the England Junior Youth. We have the video below.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions launches for Switch on August 28.

Bandai Namco today announced a new anime-dedicated event called “Play Anime Live”. The live stream promises to be “a fun, safe, and engaging space that brings together fans of anime-inspired games, offering exciting game updates, developer insights, and much more”.

It will be held on July 22 / July 23 at the following times:

Bandai Namco today issued the first commercial for Jump Force Deluxe Edition. Get a look at the debut advert below.

Jump Force Deluxe Edition launches for Switch in Japan on August 27, and August 28 everywhere else.

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: June 25, 2020
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Mr. Driller DrillLand is a relic of a lost time. Initially released in 2002 on the GameCube in Japan, this classic entry in the Mr. Driller series is finally arriving in the rest of the world for the first time through this remastered release on Switch. It feels like a swansong to the classic arcade puzzle game formula – it has all the simplicity, penny-pinching difficulty, and endless addictive qualities that have made arcade games so memorable for decades, all polished up to perfection thanks to its immaculate audio-visual presentation and excellent gameplay variety. And with new HD visuals and a few modern adjustments in the Switch version, there’s never been a better time to dig in.

Bandai Namco has issued a new trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, which showcases new DLC character Charlotte Smoothie. View it below.

Aside from Charlotte Smoothie, new DLC characters for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 include Charlotte Cracker and Vinsmoke Judge.

Bandai Namco has sent out the latest Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions trailer, this time focusing on the Argentina Junior Youth team. Check it out below.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is scheduled to launch for Switch on August 28.

Mr. Driller DrillLand, Bandai Namco’s puzzle title for GameCube previously exclusive to Japan, has now received a new worldwide release on Switch. View the official launch trailer below.

In Japan, Mr. Driller is being sold both physically (with English support) and digitally. It’s a digital-only launch in the west.

Bandai Namco is letting fans try out Mr. Driller DrillLand prior to launch – at least in Japan. A demo is currently up on the Japanese eShop. As long as you create a Japanese Nintendo Account on your system, you can access the store and the demo regardless of your actual region.

Here’s a look at the demo in action:

Bandai Namco will presumably offer the Mr. Driller DrillLand demo outside of Japan soon, though there’s no official news on that currently.