The Kickstarter campaign for the Patapon spiritual successor Ratatan launched less than an hour ago, and the fans have proven that they're hungry.
The initial Kickster goal for the campaign set at 20 million yen (approximately $141,000 at the current exchange rate) has been passed in exactly 48 minutes, less than an hour. That's hunger all right.
Of course, the campaign doesn't end here, as there are still nearly 31 days to go in order to achieve the stretch goal. For now, an online mode will be added at 50 million yen (approximately $352,000 at the current exchange rate), while a stretch goal for a console version has been revealed at 75 million yen (approximately $527,000). The specific consoles that will get a port have not yet been revealed.
If you want to contribute to achieving these goals, you can do so on Kickstarter, where you can also enjoy the game's super-catchy tunes by Patapon and LocoRoco composer Kenmei Adachi.
The game was revealed at Bitsummit Let's Go in Kyoto, while the gameplay was showcased last week. It's designed by Patapon creator Hiroyuki Kotani and more veterans of the series, while Toshiyuki Yasui is the director and Kazuto Sakajiri is the producer.
Ratatan will let you control over 100 characters displayed at the same time on the screen, and the online mode planned with the first stretch goal would support up to four players.
If you don't know Patapon, the incredibly catchy rhythm franchise published by Sony Interactive Entertainment originally debuted in 2007 for PlayStation Portable. The first game was remastered for PS4 ten years after, in 2017. The sequel Patapon 2 launched just one year after for the beloved portable console in 2008 and then also remastered in 2020. Patapon 3 came out in 2011, and it still remains exclusive to the PSP.