Ratatan Patapon Announcements 1

Update: After just 24 hours, Ratatan is now closing on its console conversion Stretch Goals. The developer is seeking ¥75,000,000 (~$523,000), but has already passed over ¥63,000,000 (~$439,000) at the time of typing. Obviously there’s still a little way for the studio to go, but with 30 days left to raise the money, we wouldn’t bet against it at this point.

Further achievable Stretch Goals include the addition of an extra minigame at ¥80,000,000 (~$558,000), which we also expect the developer to hit. All of this is very exciting, of course, because it means the developer should have more than enough money to realise its vision for the Patapon spiritual successor.

Original Article: Ratatan, the spiritual successor to Sony’s oddball rhythm RPG Patapon, has been fully funded on crowdfunding website Kickstarter in under one hour. Developer Ratata Arts sought an initial sum of ¥20,000,000 (~$141,000), but it’s already comfortably cleared that amount. This means that the team should now have the resources required to get the game made.

Of course, those of you reading this will be wondering whether the game will be available on the PS5 and PS4, and it looks like that’s going to be a Stretch Goal. The team is seeking ¥75,000,000 to lock in some console conversions, which is obviously over three times its original target. With a full 31 days of funding left, we’d say that number is possible – but obviously the funding will eventually slow down.

We’d expect more announcements to be made over the course of the campaign, but for now, Ratatan appears to be off to an extremely strong start. It’s good to see the spirit of Patapon alive and well, even though many PlayStation fans may be frustrated Sony appears to have turned its back on the franchise.

[source kickstarter.com]