Although it probably won't come as much surprise to series followers, Namco Bandai has confirmed to Eurogamer that Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi is "not involved" in production of the upcoming PS3 version.
Announced last week in Famitsu, Katamari Damacy Tribute is a 1080p version of the classic roll-everything-up game that made its cultish name on PS2 before limping rather feebly onto Xbox 360 after its creator departed to do other things.
Speaking at GDC last week, Takahashi said that the original Katamari Damacy was a comment on consumerism, and that his current game, the downloadable Noby Noby Boy, was deliberately designed without objectives and with little intention of making money.
"People who are high up were very very angry with me, and sometimes if I look at them they will really glare at me," he said.
We do love Keita Takahashi.
We'll let you know more about Katamari Damacy Tribute when we do. According to Namco, the game's "in good hands".