It’s taken it’s time, almost two years in fact, but Katamari Damacy Reroll will finally trundle on to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 20th. The game is a remaster of the fifteen year old PlayStation 2 game Katamari Damacy and also includes a new local two player mode in which you battle head to head.
If you’ve never played a Katamari game then all you need to to know is that you have to roll a sticky ball around scene, picking up sheep, buckets, people, cars, spoons, hotdogs, and a million other objects, all of which increase the size of your Katamari ball. Make the ball big enough, win the level, easy.
Featuring truly unique gameplay that’s easy to pick-up and play and backed by a whimsical soundtrack, Katamari Damacy Reroll will transport players to a magical world of delight and fun where anything and everything can be rolled up into a Katamari ball.
The King of All Cosmos has knocked out all the stars in the sky after a particularly rambunctious night of fun. Realizing his mistake, The King has tasked his young son, The Prince, to go to Earth and roll up as many things as possible to recreate the missing celestial bodies. Paper clips, books, cars, buildings, mountains, and continents, nothing is too big or too small for The Prince and his adhesive Katamari ball. For players looking to challenge their friends to a “roll-off,” Katamari Damacy Reroll will feature a head-to-head local multiplayer mode where the player who rolls up the biggest Katamari ball wins praise from the King of the Cosmos.
We reviewed the Switch version of the game back in December 2018 giving a magnificent score of 9/10.
“Whenever there’s a conversation about video games and if they can be considered art, Katamari Damacy needs to be involved,” said Miguel. “15 years ago, it arrived on PlayStation 2 touting an absolutely unheard of style of gameplay, art and music. 15 years later on the Nintendo Switch, and it remains one of a kind. Katamari Damacy is a wholly unique video game, and it is an unabashed love letter to the copy-and-paste pop aesthetic of Japanese 1990s pop culture. It’s bright, weird, silly and cute, and is a must play for anyone, anywhere.”