New game from Patapon creators funds Kickstarter in under an hour.

New game from Patapon creators funds Kickstarter in under an hour.

Ratatan: A Rhythm and Strategy Game That’s Already Crushing It on Kickstarter

We all knew that Hiroyuki Kotani, the genius behind the beloved game Patapon, was working on something special. And boy, did he deliver! Ratatan, the spiritual successor to Patapon, recently launched on Kickstarter, and let me tell you, it didn’t just hit its funding goal, it obliterated it within an hour!

With a funding goal of $141,098, Ratatan surpassed expectations and reached that number in a mere 47 minutes. As of now, the project has soared past $200,000 and shows no signs of slowing down. Remember, the campaign runs until September 1, so if you want to join the Ratatan hype train, there’s still plenty of time to back this incredible game.

So, what exactly is Ratatan? Well, it’s an upcoming rhythm and strategy game that was first announced at BitSummit. And here’s the cherry on top: Kotani himself is at the helm of this musical adventure, along with Kemmiei Adachi, the talented musician behind the original Patapon soundtrack. Talk about a dream team!

In case you missed it, Patapon made its debut back in 2007 on the PSP and quickly became a fan favorite, spawning two sequels. The series may have gone dormant for a while, but PlayStation showed it some love with remasters of the first two games for the PS4 in 2017 and 2020. Now, with Ratatan on the horizon, it’s time to dust off those rhythm skills and get ready for some hypnotic beats.

While we don’t have confirmation on the platforms Ratatan will release on just yet, the Kickstarter page assures us that backers can expect their rewards to arrive in April 2025. It’s clear that Kotani and his team are pouring their hearts and souls into this project, and the anticipation is building with every beat.

So, if you’re a fan of rhythmic gameplay, strategic challenges, and a whole lot of fun, don’t miss your chance to be a part of Ratatan’s success story. Jump on board the Kickstarter campaign, follow the team’s progress, and get ready to immerse yourself in a world of pulsating music and tactical brilliance.

About the Author: Taylor is a whimsical reporter at GameTopic who’s always on the lookout for the latest gaming adventures. You can join her crazy escapades by following her on Twitter @TayNixster.