Katamari Damacy No-Vita to Roll Into Otaku's Room

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
PSVita game to launch in Japan on December 17

The official website for Namco Bandai Games' Katamari Damacy No-Vita game revealed that the game will feature a stage where players can roll up objects in an otaku's room. The "NEET's (Not In Employment, Education, or Training's) room" stage (pictured at right) will allow players to roll up items such as bishōjo figures and cup-noodle containers. Katamari Damacy No-Vita will be one of the launch titles for the PlayStation Vita system in Japan on December 17.

Like in the previous games, the player rolls the Katamari ball to collect items and make the ball bigger. Unlike in the previous games, players can use the PS Vita's front and rear touch panels instead of buttons to move the ball. Players can also use the touch panels to "stretch" or "shrink" the Katamari ball. By expanding the ball, the player can collect a lot more material on open plains. On the flip side, the player can make the ball narrower to navigate alleyways for items.

In the new game, the player can collect and change costumes for the King of All Cosmos, download more stages, and listen to songs by popular artists. Shigeru Matsuzaki (Cobra The Animation, Nerima Daikon Brothers) sang the theme song "Kamatari on the Stage" in the game's most recent video.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Images © 2011 Namco Bandai Games Inc.

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