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Recent Articles: Touch My Katamari
When Namco Bandai announced yet another game in the Katamari series, I was only slightly surprised, and I was delighted that it would be on the PlayStation Vita. And I was tickled – no pun intended – by the title, which was Touch My Katamari. With the dual touch screens and dual analog sticks, there was no way this would be as bad as Me and My Katamari was for the PSP, right? Right??? The answer to that question made me sad, disappointed, and more than a little frustrated. (more…)
How do you make a new Katamari game better? Why, you add a level based on Pac-Man of course!
Namco Bandai has revealed that Japanese owners of Touch My Katamari will be able to purchase Pac-Man-themed DLC very soon. The Prince will be tasked with picking up Power Pellets, Ghosts, fruit, maze walls, and even the big Pac himself. Some familiar bleeps and bloops will also be heard on the soundtrack.
It’s unknown if the Pac-Man level will be able for North American gamers, but I’m sure there’s a ghost of a chance.
Sony has pushed out another Vita-centric update for the PlayStation Store, adding Touch My Katamari, Plants vs Zombies, Army Corps of Hell, Dynasty Warriors Next, and many, many more. A trio of free Augmented Reality titles were also added to the store. So if you’ve got a Vita, I recommend checking them out.
On the PS3 side of things, Sony has added two Full PS3 Games: 2K Czech’s Mafia II and Starkiller’s second adventure, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
No, Internet. I’m not trying to get fresh with you. I’m just making a little joke about the title of the latest game in the Katamari series. It’ll be a Vita launch title (YAY!) and it’s called Touch My Katamari. That part is not a joke.
Namco Bandai announced their Vita launch titles, each of which will be ready the same day the Vita launches – February 22, 2012. The three games are Touch My Katamari, Ridge Racer, and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen.
Here’s what Namco Bandai had to say about Touch My Katamari:
In Touch My Katamari, the ever-growing ball of bits and bobs is controlled by touching the screen or using both analog control sticks to roll it in any direction. A completely new Katamari gameplay feature allows players to use the rear touch panel of the PlayStation Vita system to stretch the ball either horizontally or vertically to pick up more objects at once or squeeze through a narrow gap. With many more details yet to be revealed, the Prince is already limbering up in the wings to bring a dose of irresistible Katamari oddness to the PS Vita.
Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at Namco Bandai Games America, also refers to the new Katamari title as “irreverent.” I am shaking with anticipation right now. Hit the jump for the full descriptions of Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. (more…)