So it seems PSP owners will finally get the long-awaited sequel to Patapon , and although we're still not aware of the reasons for such a delay, we do have some interesting news.
According to Joystiq, Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has said the team has gotten numerous requests for a downloadable version of the game to come to the PlayStation Store. In other words, a lot of people want to be able to play Patapon 2 on the PlayStation 3, and that sounds like a great idea to us. And oh yeah, if it does come to the PSN, shouldn't it boast online multiplayer modes? Well, Hinojosa-Miranda says this suggestion is worthy of their attention and they're currently looking into the idea. As for the continuation of this popular and critically acclaimed series, there's no real surprise:
"There's such a critical love for Patapon, the characters, the story overall, and the music especially … there's a good chance that the franchise will continue."
Well, of course! If you're not familiar, you can always check out some reviews, but it's basically a music-based rhythm game that sends you to war with…well, with the beat at your disposal. Get the rhythm and your combat strategy right, and you will succeed; those little Patapons will do their bidding if your feet are a-tappin' to the rhythm. It's so very cool, and it'd be a fantastic addition to the PSN! Patapon 2 will release for the PSP in North America on May 5.