Oi, oi, oi!

You know that Keita Takahashi bloke, the one who brought Katamari Damacy to the world, the game where things got a little, er, sticky?  Well, Namco Bandai has announced that his new game, NOBY NOBY BOY – seemingly inspired by TSA – is to be released onto the PAL PSN this February, the 19th in fact.  Which means it’s a superb idea as a belated Valentine’s Gift for you, to help alleviate your guilt at forgetting the big day and thus leaving your other half in a lake of tears at the foot of the stairs after her grand unveiling of the super-sexy outfit she’d bought especially for the big day has been ruined by your proclamation that Setanta is screening the late kick-off.

Man, that Takahasi is good – like, really good.  3.99€ for helping you get over Valentine’s Day – bring it on.

NOBY NOBY BOY is, amongst other things, a pain in the arse to type because it’s all in BIG SHOUTY CAPITALS.  Other than that, it’s been described as a unique playing experience, and given Takahashi’s obvious lunacy, it probably is.

As BOY – a stripped down SackBoy with volume issues? – the player can eat and spit out nearly everything encountered in the game helping them to gain length as their elongated body stretches.  Both analog sticks are used to control movement, meaning the opportunity for very detailed movements and contortionist behaviour.  It also features the ability to record play and upload videos directly to YouTube™.

Then there’s this really cool sounding online aspect, which I’m loathe to attempt to describe for fear of typing myself up in knots, so I’ll pinch some words:

Delivering a new and innovate approach to online gaming, NOBY NOBY BOY lets players collaborate to unlocks new game stages. As players stretch BOY in their individual play sessions, the lengths to which they grow are uploaded to a persistent character known as GIRL, who grows at the same rate of all the players in the world. GIRL starts at Earth and expands through the solar system as more games are played and BOYs from all players continue to grow. When GIRL reaches a new milestone in the solar system, these areas are unlocked as playable stages in the game for everyone around the world.

I’m keen to know just what uploading a BOY’s length to a GIRL means in reality.

Wiggle it, just a little bit…

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