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At a glance, Patapon 2 looks almost identical to its 2008 predecessor. However, Sony's Japan Studio has, as it did with Loco Roco 2, expanded upon the original game, resulting in a sequel that retains the simple gameplay and charm of the original but offers a much larger list of features and levels. Once again, a sequence of drum beats is used to issue commands to yo...

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Royal Navy sailors given PSPs to 'encourage studying'

So, umm, this is kind of awkward. We're sorry to tell you, British Royal Navy, but it would appear that you've been duped. We know that the electric engineer everyone trusts so much – Reginald, that con artist! – has spent hours convincing everyone at HMS Collingwood in Hampshire how im...

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Get your Pata on with Patapon 2 for $14

Amazon is just laying on the PlayStation sales today, with Patapon 2 being slashed to a measly $13.98. Okay, so it's not like Patapon 2 was terribly expensive in the first place, but come on, $14! For the price of two delicious hamburger combos, you could be playing this year's premiere drum-seque...

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Canadian Best Buy offers $30 inFamous, $10 Patapon 2

According to Best Buy's "Summer of Savings" flier, Canadian gamers are getting some seriously discounted games. PSP owners can pick up Resistance Retribution ($15) and Patapon 2 ($10), while PS3 owners will be able to get this summer's big PS3 blockbuster, inFamous, for only $30. Once again, these ...

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Patapon shirts coming Home this week

This Thursday, May 6, is the release date for the digital release of Patapon 2. It's also the day on which you can show off your love for the franchise by donning Patapon clothing within Home. They'll be available from the Threads store in the mall, though there's no word on whether they will be f...

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Joystiq Review: Patapon 2

At a glance, Patapon 2 looks almost identical to its 2008 predecessor. However, Sony's Japan Studio has, as it did with Loco Roco 2, expanded upon the original game, resulting in a sequel that retains the simple gameplay and charm of the original but offers a much larger list of features and levels...

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Patapon producer 'listening to' requests for PS3 version, more sequels

Patapon 2 is finally coming to the PSP in North America. While associate producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda couldn't precisely explain why the title has taken so long to reach its final destination, he did say that the added time provided more focus on localization and translation. (Even still, we ma...

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Pata with a friend: Patapon 2 multiplayer trailer

Sony has released a trailer for Patapon 2 featuring its new multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode allows up to four Hero Patapons to play at once, with the overall goal being to carry a magical egg to the end of the level. As we learned during our hands-on time with the game at TGS last year, all...

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Patapon 2's 'retail box' revealed

Click to embiggen. Yes, it's true. Patapon 2 won't be available on UMD when it arrives in America. Instead, it'll be a PlayStation Store exclusive title. This digital distribution experiment won't avoid retail altogether, as you'll still be able to buy Patapon 2 in stores. The boxed package will i...

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Patapon 2 won't be sold on UMD, retail to sell PSN vouchers [Update]

An ArsTechnica "source" -- who has apparently given the site solid intel in the past -- claims Patapon 2 won't have a physical, UMD-based existence when it releases May 5. The game will allegedly be sold on the PSN for $15, with the retail copy, which will be nothing but a PSN redemption code, pri...

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Patapon promotional game for PC and Mac lets players make own wallpaper

Sony and Spil games have released an official Patapon 2 promotional Flash game for PCs and Macs. The pint- shot glass-sized Patapon experience isn't necessarily for gods of the beat, but it's a nice introduction to the series for those who've never played the game -- and shame on you, if that's th...

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