The upcoming sequel to the quirky Patapon is doing a number of new things, including a multi-player mode for up to four players (local only, sadly). However, those looking to share the UMD of the game with friends to get them hooked will have some problems.
Sony has decided to make Patapon 2 into a test to determine how well digital delivery will work as an exclusive format for the handheld. The game will be released simultaneously on PSN for $15, and on retailer shelves in card form for $20. Nope, no real benefit to buying it at retail other than having to pay more for reasons currently unfounded. The game is scheduled to go out on May 5th, so let the experiment begin.