Patapon Spiritual Successor Ratatan Launches Kickstarter Campaign; Console Version Is Stretch Goal

Published: July 31, 2023 12:27 PM /


Ratatan Art

Following the announcement at Bitsummit Let's Go in Kyoto and the gameplay reveal last week, the Kickstarter campaign for the Patapon spiritual successor Ratatan has launched.

The campaign has a 20 million yen goal, which translates into $141,098 at the current exchange rate. If you want to contribute, you can do so on Kickstarter, where you can also find plenty of music from the game to enjoy.

The delivery date mentioned on Kickstarter is April 2025 and a console version is currently a stretch goal with the amount not yet announced. An intermediate stretch goal at 50 million yen ($351,798) aims to add online gameplay.

Below you can check out a video in which the developers advertise the campaign. 

The game is designed by Patapon creator Hiroyuki Kotani and more veterans of the series, including composer Kenmei Adachi, who is also known for his work on LocoRoco. Toshiyuki Yasui will work on the game as its director while Kazuto Sakajiri will be the producer. 

Here's how the game is described officially:

Once upon a time, a great goddess resided on a deserted planet. Nary a soul to play with, the goddess took to song to inject the planet with a little fun:

♪ Rat-tat! Rat-tat! Rat-tat-tat! ♪  

Gather childlike souls and sing, dance, have fun, 

♪ Rat-tat! Rat-tat! Rat-tat-tat!♪  

Mirth and merriment will take us to The Everafter,

♪ Rat-tat! Rat-tat! Rat-tat-tat! ♪ 

The Everafter's lovely, just come and see, 

Yummy sweets and fluffy beds await thee!  

The goddess's song echoed on the wind across the planet, beckoning what slumbered there and inviting them to join her in The Everafter.

We already know that the game will display over 100 characters on screen and the planned online mode (if achieved) involves support for multiplayer with up to 4 players. 

If you're unfamiliar with Patapon, the incredibly catchy rhythm franchise originally launched in 2007 for PSP and then remastered for PS4 ten years after, in 2017. The sequel Patapon 2 was released for Sony's portable console just one year after in 2008 and then remastered in 2020Patapon 3 was released in 2011, and it remains exclusive to the PSP. 


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