Patapon priced at $20, pushed back 2 weeks

PataponRemember that really unique and interesting game I posted a video of a few weeks ago? Yeah, the one nobody had anything to say about. Well it has now been announced that the game in question, Patapon, will launch with a price tag of just $19.99 – that’s half the price of a typical new release on the PSP.

Patapon has also been pushed back from its original February 12th release date. It is now scheduled to hit store shelves on February 26th.

The announcement was made via the Playstation Blog by SCEA software marketing director Jeff Reese, who spoke of the cost of innovation in a market-driven gaming world:

"’Innovation’" is a double-edged sword; the gaming landscape is littered with cult-favorites that buck the trends and try a completely different approach, but have trouble finding a broad audience."

One might recall a little game called Katamari Damacy, which was released at the same price point back in 2004.  It has since become a gaming cult classic and has already spawned three sequels.  Sony will be hoping for a repeat of that fate with Patapon.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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