The PlayStation-exclusive rhythm and strategy series Patapon gets Ratatan’s spiritual successor from some of its original developers.
according to reports VGC, Ratatan was announced at BitSummit and features both Patapon creator Hiroyuki Kotani and original Patapon musician Kenmei Adachi. The game is being developed by Ratata Arts, Tokyo Virtual Theory, and pH Studio, and Ratatan’s Kickstarter campaign is slated to launch on July 31st at 9am PT / 12pm ET.
We don’t know much about Ratatan yet, but the developers have hinted that it will include roguelike elements and multiplayer for up to four players.
“The game has three main concepts: over 100 cute characters fighting on-screen, four-player simultaneous battles, and more adventure and roguelike elements than Patapon,” said producer Kazuto Sakajiri. I’m here.
While he’s thrilled to have a game that pays tribute to Patapon, Kotani isn’t ready to close the door on new Patapons coming in the future.
“We may make a sequel to Patapon in the future, but to do that, we need our own style, our own original game, with a certain type of gameplay that reflects what we want. I wanted to make a game, and after that, if I had the chance to talk to Sony about making a sequel to Patapon, I would go from there.”
Patapon was first released for the PSP in 2007 and was co-developed by Pyramid and Japan Studio. Two sequels, Patapon 2 and Patapon 3 followed his 2008 and his 2011. His first two games were ported to his PS4 in 2017 and 2020, but Patapon 3 is still PSP exclusive.
In this game, players appeared as a kind of god against Patapons who could be commanded to act using the beat of a drum. Patapon’s review stated, “Rhythm game, strategy game, mini-game collection, action game, light RPG – Patapon is it all and more.”
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