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8:30 PM on 12.20.2011

Touch My Katamari trailer: Goro the Slacker is a gamer

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...

Dale North



Preview: Touch My Katamari photo
Preview: Touch My Katamari
by Samit Sarkar

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, the franchise has grown stale, even as it has expanded to mobile platforms. It’s all about rolling up the universe, and while it has still retained that trademark Katamari charm, there are perhaps only so many items to roll up before you’ve had your fill.

The King of All Cosmos is revered and loved by almost everyone. But some people don’t yet know why he’s so special, and when he hears someone describe him as “about as great as your school principal,” it sends him into a deep depression. (Can you blame him?)

Thus begins Touch My Katamari, a tale of redemption for the King of All Cosmos -- and hopefully for the series at large, when it launches with the PlayStation Vita.

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2:00 PM on 12.09.2011

Touch My Katamari Billiards trailer is classy as hell

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...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 11.15.2011

King of all Cosmos struts his stuff for Touch My Katamari

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:45 PM on 10.25.2011

Help us design our upcoming Katamari Dtoid shirt!

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 10.21.2011

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

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...

Max Scoville





4:45 PM on 10.20.2011

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:20 AM on 10.11.2011

PS Vita digital games cheaper than boxed copies

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...

Jim Sterling

3:00 AM on 09.29.2011

Katamari Amore rolls onto your iPhone today

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...

Brett Zeidler

2:30 PM on 09.16.2011

First screenshots and teaser for Katamari Damacy Vita

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 09.14.2011

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

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:45 PM on 07.14.2011

Katamari creator Keita Takahashi to work on MMO Glitch

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 ...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 07.05.2011

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

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.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 05.23.2011

Adventure Time creators love games, plan to make games

It's clear from this panel at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival that the creators of the hit show Adventure Time really loves videogames. There are a lot of name drops here in terms of gaming's influence on the show; Zelda, Ma...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 03.21.2011

Corgi in a Yoshi outfit! Corgi in a Yoshi outfit!

As my first post on my first day back at work, I really wanted to set the tone as positive. And with corgis. So I present to you a Welsh Corgi named Yoshi, dressed up in a Yoshi (from Nintendo's Mario series) outfit. How grea...

Dale North

12:40 PM on 03.14.2011

Roll up Destructoid with a Katamari in your browser

This one's for folks using Safari or Chrome only: a clever programmer has designed a version of Katamari Damacy that you can play in your web browser on any web page. Simply paste the following code into your address bar and ...

Nick Chester