Beware, all you fans of the Royal Rainbow and every vaguely homoerotic implication that it carries: Katamari Damacy Online is gearing up to hit your PC by late 2007 — well, for Koreans, anyway. Intrepid translators at Insert Credit, by way of Japanese gaming blog 4gamer, noted the following:
Not sure how this’ll work, but Korean dev Cyberstep (of GetAmped fame), in association with Windysoft, is bringing Katamari Damashii Online to PCs, says 4gamer. They signed a contract in November of 2006, and have begun development with aims at a late 2007 release. Basically it’s going to take the versus battle stages from the PS2 and PSP games and plant them into an online arena. There will also be community management stuff, and there will be ‘pet’ and ‘house’ elements, with collectibles and whatnot. You can make your own island, and get new clothing and whatnot from items you gather while playing.
Who knows if us Western gamers will get our hands on it, but I certainly hope so. Despite its flaws and the PSP’s best attempt to prove otherwise, Katamari Damacy remains one of my favorite series to date; going up against eight other people in a battle for Katamari supremacy would be more than welcome.
[Via Insert Credit]