Internet sleuths have discovered not one, but two new trademarks have been registered by Bandai Namco for Katamari Damacy. The first, Katamari Damacy Reroll, was discovered a few days ago and is registered in Europe, whilst the second, Katamari Damacy Encore, has been registered in Japan.
It’s not unusual for Japanese games to get a new name when they head west so both listings could be for the same game, but what is it? Encore and Reroll do seem to suggest a remaster of some sort, Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi has tweeted he would like a remaster of the games.
There is also the possibility the trademarks are for mobile games, Katamari seems a perfect fit for touch controls so perhaps that is what Bandai Namco are up to. The last Katamari game was on PlayStation Vita and was rather good so the series has been dormant for quite a while.
Here’s the utterly bonkers intro movie and catchy theme song for Katamari Damacy, which includes la-la-la-ing ducks and breakdancing pandas.