Sony's Patapon Coming to North America

Previously announced with only a Japanese release date, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio's rhythm action game Patapon (PSP) will receive a localization treatment from SCEA and see a North American release. The game will hit stores in February 2008.

Players command their army of Patapons using timed button presses to simulate drum beats. With a squadron of tiny creatures in tow--including archers, infantry, and cavalry--the player must use drum commands to defeat legions of evildoers. nope

Patapon features the stylized artwork of French pop artist Rolito, whose works can be seen online at Rolitoland.