A Sony Computer Entertainment Europe spokesperson has confirmed to VideoGamer.com that Patapon, the latest title from the makers of LocoRoco, is to be released across Europe for PSP on February 22, several days before the game is released in North America.

Patapon is a visually impressive 2D game starring a warrior tribe called the Patapons who've been exiled from their home. It's up to the player, Great Patapon, to quite literally beat the tribe back into life. Using a mighty war drum players will have to lead the tribe through their world and using a host of other drums can instruct them to attack, retreat and begin JuJu chants.