If the above trailer for Patapon that we showed you a few days ago got you salivating for the odd rhythm game, we've got good news: Sony announced this morning that it would be soon be coming to the U.S. The game, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan Studio (the same house that brought you LocoRoco), is currently slated for a February 2008 release.

We took it for a spin at TGS 07, and were entranced, if just a bit perplexed by the intricacies of the gameplay. As you can see, it's ... well, it's bizarre, allowing you to control a little army of one-eyed dudes by hitting buttons in rhythm and making music. It's just like being a Civil War-era fife player, except with drums. ... Oh, and also, you're insane.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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