100-hour Patapon 3 demo coming to PSN

Sony is releasing a Patapon 3 demo in Japan which it claims is playable for 100 hours. While we're skeptical, the inclusion of ad hoc and infrastructure multiplayer in the demo helps bolster their claim.

Patapon 3 has been in beta since June, and Sony created this demo in order to address the concerns and issues that testers had.

The single-player campaign will feature the return of the chanting Patapons. Nine character classes are included, with multiplayer revolving around the skill set of a hero character.

The demo will appear on the Japanese PSN store on January 6. No American release date has been announced. If you can't wait, all it takes to get your 100 hours of chanting strategy fun is a Japanese PSN account.


Dec 20, 2010


  • bugmenot - December 23, 2010 4:10 a.m.

  • bugmenot - December 23, 2010 4:07 a.m.

    100% HOLY CRAP!! SONY WANTED TO TRICK US!!!! 1st and 2nd DEMO is VERY 100% HOLY CRAP!!!
  • LarzimusPrime - December 21, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    Hasnt there already been a Patapon 3 Demo??? It was online and I played it for a bit, I live in the UK btw...
  • KiwiCommander - December 21, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    This is awesome, even though I dont have a PSP i heard wonderful things about this series. I even got my friend Patapon 2 as an Christmas present (it was only 10 bucks at Gamestop new)
  • Snowyjoe - December 21, 2010 10:44 a.m.

    People that got the demo and are playing it endlessly till they have enough money to buy Patapon 3 ..... i guess? Since you can transfer all your saved data and everything. Patapon was a cool idea.... but I felt myself just doing the same thing over and over again.... I realized I could actually play the game with my eyes closed :P Thus, not buying 3.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - December 21, 2010 9:35 a.m.

    Yea but, who wants to play a demo for 100 hours? I'm still not sure if I'm getting Patapon 3. I loved the first 1 and Patapon 2 was too grindy for my tastes. Patapon 3 looks alot different than the first 2 and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I'll wait for the review.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 21, 2010 2:42 a.m.

    well technically, any demo is playable for 100 hours.. unless it's timed. also first.

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