Patapon Successor Ratatan Reveals First Joyous Gameplay & It Looks & Sounds Amazing

Published: July 28, 2023 12:12 PM /


Ratatan Key Art

Today, Japanese studio TVT released the first gameplay trailer of Ratatan, the spiritual successor of the popular Patapon rhythm series. 

If you're unfamiliar with Ratatan, it was revealed a few days ago in Kyoto at Bitsummit Let's Go! after having been teased about a year ago as "Project JabberWocky".

It's 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 wihile Kazuto Sakajiri will cover the producer role. 

This reveal comes ahead of a Kickstarter campaign that will launch on August 1st at 1:00 a.m. Japan time, which translates into 9 a.m. PDT, Noon EDT, 5 p.m. BST, and 6 p.m. CEST on July 31. The placeholder page for the campaign is already available, so you know where to find it when it's time to back the game. 

You can check out the trailer below and try not to dance if you can. 

We also learn the first few details about the game, including the fact that it can showcase over 100 characters on screen and it supports multiplayer with up to 4 players. 

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

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