Developer Ratata Arts has revealed a brand new trailer for its Patapon non secular successor Ratatan.
Helmed by Patapon creator Hiroyuki Kotani, with audio by unique Patapon musician Kemmei Adachi, the sport will likely be crowdfunded through Kickstarter with the marketing campaign as a result of launch on July 31.
Ratata Arts has additionally revealed extra particulars concerning the undertaking. Firstly, ought to or not it’s funded, the sport is focused initially for a PC launch. It’ll then goal fashionable console platforms as a part of a stretch purpose.
“TVT’s very personal ‘Idea Engine’ will likely be utilized for a secure and expansive on-line multiplayer gameplay expertise, permitting for gamers to march ahead with a band of pals, anyplace on the planet,” reads a press launch for the sport. Bodily console variations and “quite a lot of high-quality gadgets” may also be stretch targets for the marketing campaign.
Originally launched for the PSP handheld in 2007, Patapon is a rhythm-based 2D platform / motion sport wherein gamers command a military of cute anthropomorphic eyeballs referred to as “Patapons” that may be commanded to maneuver ahead, assault, defend and retreat through the use of a sequence of drum beats.
The sport acquired two sequels on PSP, and the primary two video games have been remastered with 4K visuals on PlayStation 4.
“The three predominant sport ideas are over 100 cute characters preventing it out on display screen, four-player simultaneous battles, and extra journey and roguelike parts than Patapon had,” producer Kazuto Sakajiri defined in an interview with VGC.
Kotani, who designed the unique Patapon video games, additionally stated he wished to make a Patapon-like expertise however with new parts. He additionally didn’t rule out working with Sony on a standard sequel sooner or later.
“Patapon was a extremely distinctive expertise on the time of its launch and mirrored the event atmosphere of that period. We wished to make one other sport like that for the fashionable age,” he stated.
“There’s a chance of possibly doing a Patapon sequel sooner or later, however for this we actually wished to make our personal sport, in our personal type, with particular varieties of gameplay that mirror what we wish. After that, if there’s an opportunity to talk to Sony about doing a Patapon sequel then we’ll go from there.”