Patapon Spiritual Successor Ratatan Reveals Super-Catchy Music & Clears Multiplayer Stretch Goal

Published: August 1, 2023 10:26 AM /


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The spiritual successor of Patapon, titled Ratatan, is continuing its crowdfunding cavalcade, while new music has been released for fans to enjoy.  

The game's Kickstarter campaign is now sitting at over $400,000 and growing, which means that the second stretch goal has been cleared and the game will have multiplayer. The next stretch goal at $492,000 (75 million yen) will unlock console versions, albeit we still don't know which consoles. 

To celebrate the success of the campaign, the developers have released three videos providing a sample of the lovely soundtrack by Patapon and LocoRoco composer Kenmei Adachi. We hear "Pirates of the Paraddean Theme," "Fortrun's Theme," and  "Bad Day on Yeehawler Mountain Theme."

You can check out all three tracks below, and try not to hum along if you can. 

Ratatan 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, with Toshiyuki Yasui as director and Kazuto Sakajiri as producer. 

The Kickstarter campaign was launched just yesterday, and it reached its initial funding goal in 48 minutes, which is certainly a sign that the fans of the genre are hungry. 

If you aren't familiar with the Patapon series, the incredibly catchy rhythm franchise by Sony Interactive Entertainment originally launched in 2007 for PlayStation Portable. The first game was remastered for PS4 ten years after, in 2017. The sequel Patapon 2 was released just one year after for the historic portable console in 2008 and then also remastered in 2020Patapon 3 launched in 2011, but it was never remastered and still remains exclusive to the PSP.


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