Mario, Luigi, and Bowser cha-cha to your Tata.
Taiko no Tatsujin 8, the latest in the series of Taiko Drum Master arcade rhythm games, is coming soon to Japan. While chock full of the latest J-Pop hits as expected, the surprising revelation is that Namco is including tracks from video games by Nintendo, Square-Enix, Taito, as well as their own. The headlining track is the Super Mario Bros. theme, which plays complete with 8-bit Mario, Luigi, and Bowser jumping on screen. “A Slime and Me" from Dragon Quest 2 is also featured.
Ten J-Pop tracks chosen by fans last November are included in the game as well. Taiko no Tatsujin 8 can be played by one to two players and will release in Japanese arcades sometime in March. There is currently no word on a US release.