It turns out people want a new Patapon — or at least something close to it. The very promising project Ratatan looks great in the early trailers we've seen so far, but it'll be a while before the full game is out; a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds has just concluded, and it's been a grand success.

Backers of Ratatan have forked over about ¥240 million, which translates to roughly £1.2 million. That's more than 10 times the initial goal of ¥20 million. It's safe to say this has been a big win for developer Ratata Arts.

Almost every stretch goal has been reached, which means console versions are on the way, as well as additional features like online play, a minigame, various language localisations, orchestrated music, and more.

Obviously this is a great step forward for the game, but there's still a ways to go. In its FAQ, the dev team says it's "quite far along in the production cycle" and is targeting April 2025 to get everything into the game. So, it'll be a bit of a wait before this is in our hands, but hopefully it'll be worth it.

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