For those with fond memories of playing with your friends on the original version, you should know that Patapon 2 Remastered multiplayer isn’t in the game but instead substitutes it.
Last Thursday Sony released its sequel title to the PSP series Patapon, Patapon 2 as a remastered title on the PlayStation 4. While the remaster brings many improvements to the title, including 4K resolution for the PlayStation 4 Pro and overall, improved, cleaner visuals for everyone, it does lack the ability to play co-operative missions with friends.
When you reach a certain point in the story, you will unlock the ability to play with other characters for certain levels. In the original PSP release, this is where you were able to invite other Patapon 2 owners for up to four-player co-op. Sadly, this has now been replaced with AI-controlled NPCs.
We should note that in the original PSP version this was only doable via Ad-Hoc, which required friends to be within close proximity to play with one another, although Ad-Hoc Party (PS3 App) did allow online play over the internet for some titles. This process was also the same on Patapon 3, so if the title were to ever get remastered, there’s a good chance it will miss out on its multiplayer components aswell.
Whether or not this will be patched later is unknown, though our bet is it won’t be considering how “niche” the game is.
Patapon 2 Remastered is now available on the PlayStation 4 for $14.99