Me & My Katamari News

Keita Takahashi: Why I left Namco

"I didn't belong there any more."

Katamary Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi has for the first time explained his decision to quit publisher Namco Bandai after 11 years working for the company.

Katamari was comment on consumerism

"I don't use drugs at all" - Takahashi.

At his talk at last week's Game Developers Conference, Namco Bandai's Keita Takahashi revealed that he intended his first game, cult hit Katamari Damacy, to be a comment on consumer culture.

Katamari creator not keen on Wii

Or doing inevitable KD sequels.

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi has revealed that he's not too excited about the Nintendo Wii, on account of it having a funny controller.

Namco says We Kill Katamari

No more, says website.

Namco has put paid to speculation about a new Katamari Damacy game by, er, dissolving the development team and declaring that it won't be making any more.

Katamari PSP bonus details

Katamari PSP bonus details

Which we won't spoil out here. Plus: a noisy link!

The PSP version of Katamari Damacy includes a 2d side-scrolling mini-game version as a bonus, according to Famitsu.

The Me & My Katamari mini-game features graphics done up (or rather down) to resemble an 8-bit 2d game, although the idea remains the same - create a katamari by rolling it around.

Good news, then, for those of you hunting it down when it comes out in Japan this week on December 22nd.

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Katamari coming to PSP

Yes! Europe's getting it too!

Namco and Electronic Arts have announced plans to bring the new PSP instalment in the Katamari Damacy series to Europe.

Katamari PSP pre-order fun

Japan gets the Prince's head!

Japanese people pre-ordering My My Katamari, the PSP version of Namco's roll-everything-('em-)up, which is due out on December 22nd, will receive one of the coolest little freebies we've seen since that one time we were in Amsterdam and the sign wasn't very clear but we had a good time anyway following our initial surprise and alarm: it's a slip-case for the PSP in the shape of the Prince's head!