In a few hours Patapon becomes publically available in North America for a cool $20. Beating the drums behind the scenes is Hiroyuki Kotani, the Creative Director of Patapon. You may remember Mad Maestro (aka Bravo Music in Japan), a PlayStation 2 music/rhythm game, it was one of Kotani's earlier titles. However, Patapon is a distant relative from Mad Maestro. Patapon oozes with style and originality. How did it come to exist? Find out at Siliconera.