Patapon Director Is Making PS4 Strategy RPG Natural Doctrine, ufotable Characters

By Spencer . September 24, 2013 . 1:58am

NATURAL DOCTRINE_S02 Kadokawa Games formed a new studio to develop games in-house and their first title is a PS4/PS3/Vita strategy RPG called Natural Doctrine. Patapon director Atsushi Ii is leading the Natural Doctrine team as the game director. Fate/Zero character designer Atsushi Ikariya and ufotable are on character design. Noriyuki Asakura, best known for his work on the Rurouni Kenshin score, is the game’s composer.


Natural Doctrine’s protagonist is Ef and the story is told from his perspective. One of the core concepts is to have a large number of characters, friends and foes, on the battlefield at the same time. The game still uses a turn based battle system.


On top of the story mode, Natural Doctrine also has a multiplayer mode for versus and co-op play. Natural Doctrine is a PlayStation 4 launch title in Japan.

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  • Dollow Rlance

    Director of Patapon? SOLD!!!!

  • HassanJamal

    Now thats a huge step up from Patapon.

    • sophronia856

      my Aunty Ellie recently got an awesome 9 month old Mercedes M-Class Diesel just by part-time work from a computer. try this out w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Nooo … I wanted a Patapon 4!

  • Raze

    Patapon 4 when?

  • jugss

    lol Patapon means trash/trashy in my native language.

    • JuhRo

      Anong language ba yon?

  • Go2hell66

    that headline confused the crap out of me

  • The trailer looked awesome

  • theoriginaled

    Love srpgs, loved patapon 1 and 2. hated the direction they took with patapon 3. Ill just be tentatively curious on this one. I cant find any info is it going to make it stateside?

  • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

    Large number of characters on the battlefield? I like where this is going.

    I always hated character limits in games so I’m really liking this idea…

  • Kai2591

    hmmm…need more info.

  • Happy Gamer

    I really loved patapon to death. 3 had SO many good concepts but it fell a bit short on the execution side. Made the game very grindy and difficult. Regardless I finished it! This looks exciting though! wonder what kind of game it’ll be

  • Warboss Aohd

    “protagonist is an elf”
    …..wait…..not a human? lookz like someone decided to try somethin’ different. ‘clapz’

  • JustThisOne

    One of the core concepts is to have a large number of characters, friends and foes, on the battlefield at the same time.

    Ooh! So… maybe something along the lines of The Last Remnant? Or is it something totally different here…

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