Patapon 2 now out to conquer

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As the sequel to of one last years’ most critically acclaimed portable titles, Patapon 2 is now available for the PSP.  The elements that made the first Patapon so lovable remain in tact. The art style, the characters, and the truly unique take on rhythm based game play remain. However, the game has been deepened significantly with new character classes, mini-games, customization systems, multiplayer mode, and an increased number of levels and bosses, doubling the content from the first Patapon.

This early candidate for PSP/Poratable game of the year will only cost $19.99 CDN compared to other PSP new releases at sometimes double that price.  With rumours of a UMD-less PSP regularly circulating, Patapon 2 will be sold in same retail stores (if not directly from the PSN) with no UMD but with a voucher code to download the title from the Playstation Network.  Be sure to stayed tuned right here for a full review of the game.  Sean C.

More info below:

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 5, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today the release of Patapon™2, available exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable).  Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, Japan Studio, Patapon 2 marks the return of the beloved 2D platform-action and rhythm game where players command a colorful tribe of Patapons, a fearless group of quirky eyeball warriors, through a series of challenging quests in an unfamiliar land.  Building upon the distinct combination of action and rhythm-based gameplay introduced in the critically-acclaimed 2008 original, players must utilize various combinations of drumbeats to command the Patapon to march, retreat, attack, defend, charge, and use magic in the quest for victory and finding Earthend.  Patapon 2 is available now in a digital only format for $19.99 CDN.  Consumers can purchase Patapon 2 at retail stores in the form of redeemable voucher cards or purchase directly from PlayStation® Network.

“As an established franchise on PSP, Patapon 2 delivers top value at $19.99.  Its signature charm and intelligent gameplay mechanics return along with more than 200% more content,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. “With the introduction of multiplayer mode, along with customizable characters and new Evolution System, Patapon 2 is an accessible and intuitive experience that bridges the gap between casual and core gamers.”

With more than double the content of its predecessor, Patapon 2 features a deeper single-player experience along with a wealth of original missions and new cast of warriors, including a customizable “Hero” character.  A first for the franchise, Patapon 2 also offers a multiplayer mode where up to four players can take their Hero Patapons and join forces in a collaborative marching rhythm to carry a mysterious egg across a treacherous battlefield.   Success brings a “Don Chaka” mode, where players are tested again with drumming a collective rhythm to gain items that can be used in single player.  Patapon 2 also delivers Game Sharing functionality to allow multiple people to play together so long as one of them owns the game.

Catering to both the core franchise fanatic and the Patapon novice, Patapon 2 features difficulty settings that adjust the single-player gameplay to the appropriate level of the player, thus allowing the game to be experienced and enjoyed by players of all skill sets.  Whether a Patapon veteran or rookie, Patapon 2 brings players into a charming and melodic world full of color and wit, featuring over 80 specific missions and more than 20 boss encounters while the tribe of scampering eyeballs seek Earthend.

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From the fertile imagination of French graphic artist Rolito, Patapon 2 opens in the signature 2D world of the Patapons as they depart their homeland in their ongoing pursuit of Earthend.  Arriving in a strange land after a harrowing ocean journey, the Patapons come eyeball-to-eyeball with the Karmen Tribe and the strange, dangerous creatures that inhabit their land.  In leading the Patapon tribe to its ultimate quest, players will unlock and discover new ranks of Patapons: the bird riding Toripon, the powerful robotic Robopon warriors, and Mahopon magicians.  Additionally a new superior warrior, the Hero Patapon, can be customized to fit any fighting style desired by mixing various weapons and Patapon Hero masks.  Once in battle, players will have the opportunity to lead the Patapons to victory with a total of eight command rhythms, including the new jump, power-up, and party commands – all which can be combined to change gameplay tactics and action throughout the various missions.

Leading the upgraded strategic elements of Patapon 2 is the new Evolution System.  Skills on the battlefield can be dramatically improved by evolving into other Patapon forms, called Rarepons, through upgrades and “level ups.”  Players can strategically customize and build the Patapon army by determining the appropriate weapons, armor, and battle positions.  True to its musical roots, Patapon 2 also offers seven music-based mini-games that allow players the opportunity to earn bonuses and upgrades to further customize the Patapon warriors in preparation for fun and rhythmic battle.

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~ by consolecreatures on May 5, 2009.

One Response to “Patapon 2 now out to conquer”

  1. Patapon 2 is a fun video game! 😛 It is a sequel to Patapon. The story continues from the previous Patapon game wherein the boat the Patapon have constructed has been completed and they have set sail for new lands. On their way there, they are attacked by a kraken who easily defeats them and sends the Patapon into the ocean to be washed ashore in a strange new land where they come up against another tribe called the Karmen. Now it is a battle to defeat the Karmen and find out who is their true enemy. 🙂

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