After more than two years of radio silence, Patapon 2 Remastered has a release date and it’s very soon.

The game will finally be up for download on the PlayStation Store this Thursday, Jan. 30 for $14.99. It’s announcement — or…re-announcement? — trailer was released on Monday.

Developed by Pyramid, Inc. and Sony’s Japan Studio, and originally released back in 2008 for the PlayStation Portable, the rhythm-based strategy game — where players are tasked with commanding the Patapon tribe to the beat of a drum against opposing armies and monsters — was a standout title in the PSP’s library.

After the first Patapon received a PS4 remaster in August 2017, it was announced at PSX in December of that same year that its sequel would be getting the same treatment, offering sharper 1080p visuals and 4K support on the PS4 Pro. However, there were no updates on the game’s status following its initial announcement, leaving fans to wonder what might have happened to it.

That is until PSN data tracker Gamestat spotted listings for Patapon 2 Remastered getting added to the PlayStation Store’s database on Christmas Eve, along with a listing for a Final Fantasy VII Remake demo.

It took just over a month before hearing anything official from Sony regarding Patapon 2 on the PS4.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, meanwhile, has since been accessed and thoroughly datamined. However, it still hasn’t released on the PlayStation Store, and there’s been no word from Sony or publisher Square Enix on when it will. The full game itself was delayed from March 3 to April 10 a couple weeks ago.

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Nick T
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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.