Transport your mind back to a simpler time, namely 2007. You have your PSP in hand, ready to insert the new UMD (Universal Media Disk, for the uninitiated) titled “Patapon“. What awaits you is a charming strategy rhythm game, commanding an army of adorable little army of anthropomorphic eyeballs. This series birthed two sequels and, much later on, was remastered for the PS4.
Fast forward to August 1st, 2023, when a spiritual successor to Patapon, Ratatan, went live on Kickstarter and was funded in less than one hour! Spearheaded by the original creators of Patapon, Ratata Arts (a newly created studio) is creating a vivid 2D world filled with catchy tunes, personality, and rhythm fever!
Below is a quick gameplay trailer. Please give it a watch!
While the gameplay video doesn’t go into depth on mechanics or controls, veterans of the series know what to expect. To newcomers, though, this video captures the essence of what Patapon is. You command your army through song and dance and a flourish of unleash skills. All while managing your rhythm to the beat! Keep up the rhythm, and you will hit Fever time, increasing your armies skills and abilities.
Check out the Kickstarter here and discover the stretch goals, backstory, sound clips, the masterminds behind the project, and more. We will keep you updated on future news of this Kickstarter here at EntryLevelGames!
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