Sony: Rumors are True, Patapon 2 for PSP is Going Digital!
A few days back Ars Technica confirmed that Patapon 2 for PSP was going to be UMD-free.
Today, SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda reaffirmed it by stating the rumors are true, and Patapon 2 for PSP is indeed going digital.
To quote: Yes, the rumors are true (way to ruin a surprise, http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/04/patapon-2-to-go-umd-less-even-in-retail-stores-new-sony-trend.ars!): Patapon 2 offers fans a new way to get their Pata-on with a digital-only release for your PSP.
For the Patapeeps who want and need a box on their shelves:
No worries, on May 5th, (Cinco de Pata-yo) Patapon 2 voucher cards will ship out to retail stores in the normal PSP packaging along with a printed manual. The voucher will have a code which you can redeem on the PlayStation Network so you can get drumming.
For those of you who don't want to change out of your jammies to go shopping: On Thursday May 7th, Patapon 2 will go up on the PlayStation Network for your download pleasure.
What about us, the faithful pre-order-ees? Well, you guys will get what's coming to ya... via mail, or whatever form of shipping you requested from the online shop you pre-ordered from. If you have any questions, please contact the retailer you pre-ordered from.
Of course there are hundreds of questions you must have about Patapon 2 as a digital only version, how to download, how to install, other Patapon 2 features, etc... and the answers will come to you via this blog, on the same pata-time, in the same pata-channel so stay tuned.
Did someone say epic party? Yes, I did, which leads right into the second great news: Patapon 2 Multiplayer!
More details (and maybe a new trailer?) on this great feature on Wednesday! See you then!