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Katamari Damacy

Close out Earth Day with a little Katamari Damacy


Wake up the King
Apr 22
Chris gave a nod to Final Fantasy's Geomancer in honor of Earth Day, which I thought was an original choice. It got me thinking about games that are ever so vaguely related to the celebration. I'm sure you have one in mind. ... read
A little green mayor!
Wattam is a new PS4 exclusive from Robin Hunicke (Boom Blocks, My Sims) and Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy, Tenya Wanya Teens). The game was inspired by Takahashi's experiences playing with his two year... read feature

Katamari Damacy composers confirmed for MAGFest 13


Lonely Rolling Staaaar
Oct 02
MAGFest, the Music and Games Festival, is going into its thirteenth year, and to celebrate they have some big musical guests lined up. Katamari Damacy composers Yuu Miyake and Yoshihito Yano will be...rolling into town t... read
Awesome art

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy


I want to wad the Katamari Damacy print up into my life
Mar 06
We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina... read
Kool Katamari kontroller

Yoga ball is the best way to play Katamari


Repurpose that exercise ball you swore you'd totally use
Jun 26
I don't know if controllers will cut it after watching the unabashed joy on the faces of folk playing Katamari Damacy with a yoga ball turned controller while the screen is projected onto the side of a building. The video co... read
Keita Takahashi

Katamari creator goes indie, joins former Journey devs


Keita Takahashi working on game with San Francisco-based indie devs
Jun 14
Kamatari creator Keita Takahashi is working a new game with Funomena, a fledgling indie studio founded earlier this year by former thatgamecompany developers. Announced at the Horizon conference in Los Angeles yesterday, the ... read
Katamari Damacy

Katamari Damacy trundles to PlayStation Network next week


Roll up all the things!
Apr 26
Katamari Damacy is coming to PlayStation Network! Announced during this week's PlayStation Blogcast, the first entry in Namco Bandai's acid trip of a series is set to arrive as a part of next Tuesday's PlayStation Store ... read
Cryamore

Cryamore demo is live, composer covers Katamari


Lonely Rolling star, free previews, and comics too
Apr 07
Double Cryamore news, everybody! First off is the GDC demo's release to the public. I haven't had a chance to test it out myself (it looks like it will take around 7 hours to download), but it's free, so I can't be too ... read
Tenya Wanya Teens

Katamari creator teases Tenya Wanya Teens


Love, hygiene, and monsters
Mar 19
Keita Takahashi, the man behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, in collaboration with Venus Patrol, has revealed a bit about his upcoming game, Tenya Wanya Teens. While there isn't much information out there yet, we do hav... read
Chiptunes and remixes

The Black Box: When chiptunes and piano collide


Awesomeness from Ubiktune
Mar 08
We have come to know and love the excellent offerings from the Ubiktune netlabel over the years, and they've just unleashed an amazing album that combines chiptunes and live piano titled The Black Box. It features ... read

New game from Katamari creator debuts in March


Lets roll it up into our lives
Feb 19
Keita Takahashi has been keeping a lower profile of late. He hasn't been involved with the Katamari series since since We <3 Katamari, and Noby Noby Boy was his last game to be seen on consoles. Other than his LA Game Spac... read

LA Game Space fund offers new games from big names


Katamari creator, Vlambeer, and more to release new titles
Nov 24
We've talked about the L.A. Game Space kickstarter and its absurdly generous rewards before, but they bear repeating. Gaijin Games is putting the backer who donated $5,000 into their upcoming game Runner 2 as a playable char... read

Exclusive: ShiftyLook to launch Katamari webcomic


Sep 12
Nah naaaaaaa, na na na na na naaah na!  We've rolled up some exclusive news and details on ShiftyLook's newest webcomic, Katamari. Coming straight from the starry cosmos, and channeled through the pens of creative team A... read

Katamari Damacy rolls into the MoMA


Jul 31
As part of an exciting new exhibit, Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy will be shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 will explore the world in which children, and c... read

Tear down the walls with new Touch My Katamari DLC


Mar 13
Sick of those silly walls deciding your path and fate in Pac-Man? Well, you don't have to take it anymore! Namco Bandai has announced some new downloadable content for Touch My Katamari for the Playstation Vita. Among o... read

This Touch My Katamari trailer makes you barf rainbows


Feb 23
  Touch My Katamari is now available for the PlayStation Vita. As we said in our review, the Prince and friends are back in fine form, returning from a stretch of sad games. This time they've brought some katamari stretc... read

Five games we could really Kinect with


Jan 16
Kinect, as it stands right now, is a "pretty cool" thing. As a supplement to the general operation of an Xbox 360, it's hard for me to imagine living without it now that it's in my home. As an accessory designed for the purpo... read

The King of All Cosmos is as awesome as your principal


Jan 14
And this is the premise behind Touch My Katamari. The King of All Cosmos must prove that he is awesomer than that little kid's school principal. At least that's what I hope the premise is really all about, because that would... read

Touch My Katamari trailer: Goro the Slacker is a gamer


Dec 20
Goro is...well, he's a lot like me. He's a gamer, slacker, and internet addict, though my head quite isn't as long as his. You'll see in this new trailer for upcoming Vita game Touch My Katamari that during one of his strugg... read

Everybody loves Katamari Damacy, right? Keita Takahashi’s silly, quirky creation -- classified by publisher Namco Bandai in the genre of “rolling action” -- is, by now, a beloved series. But for many fans, t... read feature

Touch My Katamari Billiards trailer is classy as hell


Dec 09
Well, it's as classy as billiards trick shots in soft focus set to piano music can get. That's pretty classy for anything related to the Katamari games from Namco Bandai. ... Okay, so it's not classy at all. But it's hilario... read

King of all Cosmos struts his stuff for Touch My Katamari


Nov 15
Namco Bandai released the opening cinematic for Katamari Damacy No-Vita (Touch My Katamari in the US and Europe), coming to PlayStation Vita. You can watch it. The King of all Cosmos has some serious moves. It's ea... read

Help us design our upcoming Katamari Dtoid shirt!


Oct 25
Our Destructoid store is slowly expanding with more and more gaming shirts. The next gaming inspired design to arrive at our store will be a Katamari Damacy themed one created by the wonderfully talented Linz Collins. The ful... read

The DTOID Show WAS live today! It was good, we had juice


Oct 21
Today, we did our live show, as usual. You know, except Tara and our producer Zac are down at Blizzcon. Today I got left to my own devices with Anthony Carboni, host of Revision3's new show New Challenger, which I was o... read

Touch My Katamari will be a day-one PlayStation Vita game


Oct 20
The Katamari Damacy title for PlayStation Vita has been given a rather amazing name: Touch My Katamari. Better yet, the game will be available on February 22 alongside the PlayStation Vita's debut in North America, Canada, Eu... read

PS Vita digital games cheaper than boxed copies


Oct 11
Last night, a number of PlayStation Vita launch titles were priced for Japan, bringing with it the good news that digital versions will be cheaper than physical versions -- something that the PSPgo utterly failed to do. A num... read

Katamari Amore rolls onto your iPhone today


Sep 29
Feeling the need to get the ball rolling? Well Namco Bandai foresaw this and decided to whip up a portable Katamari for your iPhone. Katamari Amore will be hitting the App Store today and it's more of exactly what you'd expe... read

First screenshots and teaser for Katamari Damacy Vita


Sep 16
How does shape-shifting Katamari action sound? That's what the next game, due out on PlayStation Vita, promises. Namco Bandai has posted the first screenshots of Katamari Damacy for Vita, plus a suitably quirky teaser trailer... read

TGS: Namco teases the new Katamari Damacy for the PS Vita


Sep 14
KATAMARY DAMACY!!! We already knew the series was heading to the PlayStation Vita and Namco Bandai was finally able to let out some info about the new game. Don't get your hopes up too high though, as the only thing that was ... read

Katamari creator Keita Takahashi to work on MMO Glitch


Jul 14
What's next for the guy behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy? A MMO. Keita Takahashi has joined forces with Canadian developers Tiny Speck to work on the upcoming MMO Glitch. You'll easily get why he is involved when you ... read

Don't mess with Katamari's Prince of All Cosmos


Jul 05
Although, technically, the Prince would eventually roll you up in his Katamari regardless of you being a dick to him. Still, you might get to enjoy life a little longer if you let the Prince roll along in peace. read






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