We already knew that Hiroyuki Kotani, the creator of Patapon, was working on a spiritual successor to his 2D indie darling and that a Kickstarter page for the project would go live this week. And today, we discovered that the game has already hit its funding goal in under one hour.
The Kickstarter went live today with a funding goal of $141,098, which the project successfully reached in just 47 minutes. At the time of reporting, the project has surpassed over $200,000. While the project has hit its funding goal, the campaign is running until September 1, so there’s still ample time to back the project.
Ratatan is an upcoming rhythm and strategy game announced earlier this month at BitSummet. In addition to Kotani working on the project, Kemmiei Adachi, the musician for the original Patapon, is also tied to the project.
Patapon was originally released back in 2007 on the PSP and spawned two sequels, with the most recent release being Patapon 3 in 2011. While PlayStation remastered the first two installments in 2017 and 2020, respectively for the PS4, the series has remained dormant since.
No word on which platforms Ratatan will release on, but the Kickstarter page notes that those who back the project can expect rewards to be delivered on April 2025.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.