Taiko Drum Master to be a playable arcade unit in Yakuza 5

SEGA loves adding real world brand collaborations in the Yakuza series. This time around SEGA is collaborating with Namco Bandai to have their game Taiko Drum Master appear as a playable arcade unit in Yakuza 5.

The arcade unit will allow you to select from a handful of songs, including Mappy Ondo, Nijiiro Yumeiro and Shinsekai Yori. This was announced on this week’s Famitsu as a part of looking back at ten years of Taiko Drum Master. The issue also included a picture of our tan hero Toshihiro Nagoshi playing a Taiko arcade unit. So rare.


3 responses to “Taiko Drum Master to be a playable arcade unit in Yakuza 5

  1. Barry the Nomad says:

    Sweet! Echos of Shenmue’s arcades. Would be awesome if they added a few more arcade games as well.

  2. crackdude says:

    that game is crazy

  3. Shigs says:

    My local mall has a Japanese Arcade. (Round 1. Mostly Sega stuff too.) and it has an imported Taiko Drum Master game. It’s sticks have been played with so much that they’ve been sharpened into tiny daggers.

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