Patapon Spiritual Successor ‘Ratatan’ Clears Stretch Goals for Online Play & Release for Switch, PS5 & Xbox Series X

The Kickstarter for the recently announced Patapon series’ spiritual successor, Ratatan, has hit two more stretch goals following its initial one.

The second cleared Kickstarter goal set at ¥50,000,000 has enabled an online mode to be added to the game. Further, the third Kickstarter goal, set at ¥75,000,000, has confirmed the game for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

You can view the latest Kickstarter post for more details.

You can view the new illustration celebrating these achieved feats below:


The game development team includes Hiroyuki Kotani, creator of the Patapon series. Ratatan will be developed in collaboration with TVT and a veteran group of developers, including Nelnal (main artist), Kemmei Adachi (main sound designer), and Kenei Nakasha (director) of the .hack series.

Ratatan’s gameplay fuses rhythm and strategy as players step into the role of a conductor controlling a charming army of “Ratatan” characters through musical phrases represented by controller commands.

To succeed, button presses need to be pressed in sync with the rhythm. The game elevates its musical theme with Ratatan characters wielding musical instruments, unleashing powerful skills during battles while also modernizing the movement system without compromising the beloved four-beat attack-defense gameplay adored by fans.

In case you missed it, check out our announcement coverage containing gameplay footage.

Gameplay Trailer Cast:

  • Fortrun (Tomokazu Sugita)
  • Harigittan (Hika Tsukishiro)
  • Nyandola (Haruna Yuzuki)
  • Mimizukyun (Youhei Azakami)
  • Keroronpa (Masaya Fukunishi)
  • Cobun (Gaku Kato / Ann Yamane)

Developer TVT is using its “Theory Engine” to ensure a seamless online multiplayer gameplay adventure, enabling players to join up with friends. Further, Red Art Games will be handling the potential physical release along with merchandise.

You can back Ratatan via its Kickstarter page and view more details about the goals.

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