Patapon Spiritual Successor Ratatan Announced, KickStarter Campaign Launching July 31

Revealed during BitSummit over the weekend

Patapon is making a comeback, well kind of as some of the creative forces behind the Sony-owned IP – Patapon creator Hiroyuki Kotani and composer Kemmei Adachi are on board to create a spiritual successor with a similar naming convention, Ratatan. The game was officially revealed at BitSummit over the weekend with no platforms announced, but a Kickstarter for Ratatan is set to launch later this month on July 31st at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET, as first reported by VGC.

Patapon was a really unique experience at the time of its release and reflected the development environment of that era. We wanted to make another game like that for the modern age… in our own style, with specific types of gameplay that reflect what we want,” Patapon creator, Hiroyuki Kotani said in an interview with VGC.

While not much was shown, we did get a neat teaser trailer that really feels like it’s trying to bring all the Patapon energy in this unofficial fourth entry that fans have been waiting for. Ratatan is being developed by the newly formed Ratata Arts in collaboration with Tokyo Virtual Theory and pH Studio; as of now, we don’t know how much funding the crowdfunding project is looking for, but we’ll find out that tidbit the last Monday of this month. However, we did get a small tease that the spiritual successor would get “roguelike elements and multiplayer for up to four players,” according to VGC in a private meeting ahead of the official announcement.

“The three main game concepts are over 100 cute characters fighting it out on screen, four-player simultaneous battles, and more adventure and roguelike elements than Patapon had,” Ratatan producer Kazuto Sakajiri explained in an interview with VGC.