It’s a great day for city pop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and rhythm game fans, as the first Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat update in a long while brings new musical content into the game. The Apple Arcade version of the popular rhythm title has been out for a while now, but this is the first batch of content to really capture the imagination and potentially attract new players.
While Evangelion requires little introduction, those of you who aren’t privy to the cool kid’s city pop YouTube playlists might not have heard of Mariya Takeuchi’s classic prior to the arrival of Taiko Pop Tap Beat Plastic Love, but if you want to catch up, you can find a link here. As you can see from its 52+ million view count, there’s a few fans of the song who might check out Taiko Pop Tap Beat following the addition.
It’s no underestimation that for a certain demographic of always online types, the combo of Takeuchi and Evangelion is likely to bring the title some renewed attention, and I am squarely in that demographic. The problem is with such exciting new entries, the bar is set high for future Taiko Pop Tap Beat updates, and if I don’t get the Yu-Gi-Oh GX theme tune, there might well be hell to pay.
As well as the blockbuster additions to the mobile rhythm game, the new content also includes three other tunes, including two original NAMCO recordings. All of this new material fits perfectly into the Taiko Pop Tap Beat library, and Evangelion fans will be even more pleased to learn that Cruel Angel’s Thesis, the classic theme tune, is already available to play.
There you have it, all you need to know about Plastic Love and Taiko Pop Tap Beat. For more funky, fun, and jiving jams, why not check out our picks for the best music games on Switch and mobile.