Patapon 3 Demo Next Week

PSP owners: get ready to have that tune swimming around your head again – there’s a Patapon 3 demo coming to PlayStation Store on Wednesday 7 July. I’ll leave Chris Hinojosa-Miranda from SCEA to describe what’s in Store…

I have been having a strange urge to walk around with one eyed covered, humming hyper-addictive chants looking to impale anything (or anyone) looking to start something… especially two-dimensional-tribal-mask-wearing enemies.

Why the hyper-aggressive musically induced comic mischief rage? Probably from the days I’m spending rocking out the new (very, very new) Patapon 3 Multiplayer Demo (now with more multiplayer!).

Patapon 3 for PSP

So you say, “What’s so special? Patapon 2 also had multiplayer?”

Well let me enlighten you with a few cool single-eyed-facts (to keep it in theme, I’ll limit them to three):

1. Patapon 3 is a whole new chapter in the Patapon saga.
2. There are some really cool new characters, including the Superhero Patapon.
3. To experience the awesome multiplayer adventures that lay beyond Patapolis, you’ll have to go through a strange portal called “the internet.”

That’s right. Patapon 3 has entered the interwebz (so to speak), with exciting new adventures that you can play with your friends via a wi-fi connection… and this demo is but a peep-hole glimpse into an entire new world, full of larger-than-eye enemies, super stylized eye-water graphics, and eye-popping excitement.

Patapon 3 for PSP

Patapon 3 for PSPPatapon 3 for PSP

Should I tell you more? Ok, fine. Patapon 3, the Multiplayer Demo adventure can be downloaded for FREE on Wednesday, 7 July from PlayStation Store… exclusively for your PlayStation Portable.

If you are looking extremely confused asking yourself, “what is a Patapon?” No worries, here’s a quick recap of the story so far (now I am making squiggly motions with my arms taking you back in time).

The Patapons are an extremely ferocious war mongering tribe, whose only passion is to dance, sing, and pillage their way through the countryside in search of their beloved Earthend. Their adventure is a musical one, where you, as their leader, must lead them into battle with a series of timed-specific commands (attack, move forward, defend, retreat). Each command has a unique sequence (i.e. Circle, Circle, Square, Circle = attack), and each sequence must be entered in-time to the Rhythm of the Earth (an infectious 4/4 beat).

Why not give it a try?

1 Author replies


James Gallagher 03 July, 2010 @ 14:02

Just popping on to clear up the date issue – the demo goes live on Wednesday 7 July when the European PlayStation Store is updated. Not sure how the US date managed to sneak it’s way in there, but I’ve just updated it.

AWESOME!! Cannot wait!!!!


Ive been waitng for this!




thats excellent. Patapon 2 was one of my favourite games of all time!
question: will patapon 3 allo people to carry over the saves from patapon 2. ive got loads of items i dont ant to lose!



YES! I loved Patapon2 and i hope they have a just as good or even better opening/theme song as Patapon2 =D


sounds unreal guys. Maybe a fairer price for the 1st games on our psn is in order now? I ended up getting Patapon 2 for 7 us dollars. It’s 50 Aus. Now that’s just ridiculous.


i hope we get AN ACTIVE psn friends list someday , gonna try the Patapon 3 demo for sure

xchris2008x 02 July, 2010 @ 19:13

never heard of it lol

Joystiq published that the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC was put back online. When will it be available on the EU PSN store? I didn’t buy it the first time but I’m looking to buy it now.

TheSilverHornet 02 July, 2010 @ 19:38

6th july is a Tuesday, we get our updates on a Wednesday, was this post meant for the US site, or is the date wrong?


Luis_FFgamer 02 July, 2010 @ 19:59

Don Don Chaka Chaka *jumps*

Will we be able to use our Patapon 2 save file on the full version of Patapon 3?

OMG yes!!!!! I love patapon!


I can’t help but pata pata pata pon my way trough life.


Amazing! But please, give me patapon to my ps3 too! It would fit perfect=)


Patpon one of Best games i played on PSP , Can’t wait for Patpon 3 !

This game is going to be awesome I beat the first and second game and the were so interesting I cant wait to play and beat the third I hope the ending is pretty good like the second one.

Thanks god this game uses Wi-fi and not ad-hoc like GT and MGS which are basicaly ruined for me as there is noone with PSP where I live. Looking forward to Patapon 3, but first I need to get the second one.


I’d love to see a Patapon spin-off and a new LocoRoco on PS3.


@20 the reason MGS uses ad-hoc is because konami are cheap and won’t pay for the servers. I mean, what is the point of that comms thing to send messages to people when in theory you are in the same room??? Because they expect you to use ad-hoc party, thats why….

Anyway, can’t wait for the demo. Patapon is immense!


OMG! I absolutely love patapon 2… I’m still playing it. lol. Now I’m definitely getting the demo! And *CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER* when is the UK release date. Because I know in US it is sept 4th.




lol no u cannot transfer data from patapon2 how do i kno? well the japanise version has already come out and is availible for free download just google search

If this was playable on the PS3 then it would be a day one sale for me… I just can’t get along with handhelds.

dragonfirelordzz 05 July, 2010 @ 09:53

YAY!!!!!!! thnx for the update i loved patapon 1 and 2 oh yea when is the full version comin out??


Really puzzling why this is a PSP only game.

Очень превосходная игра!! Спасибо за хорошие новости!


Cant wait for this! Patapon 2 was amazing, loved every minute of it.

Here is a good review for those who haven’t yet

dragonfirelordzz 08 July, 2010 @ 07:15

when is it comin to ausrtralia!!! >:(


Let’s just hope that you don’t get a VOUCHER instead of a actual disc. I will rip the voucher in half and send it back to them.


I also want to know more details about Patapon 3. Will there be a campaign? Will there actually be “regular patapons” instead of Superhero Patapons? Keep me updated on my email:

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