Me and My Katamari coming to PSP

Portable version of Namco's quirky franchise gets a new name, vague release date of "2006."

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Appropriately enough, the Katamari Damacy franchise is experiencing something of a snowball effect. From the smallest nuggets of prerelease hype for the original game, to its holiday sleeper status, to this year's PlayStation 2 sequel, the Katamari brand keeps getting bigger.

Today Namco confirmed that the growth is going to continue in the US and Europe in 2006 with the release of the newly named Me and My Katamari on the PSP.

For the third installment in the series, The King of All Cosmos and the royal family travel to a tropical paradise for vacation, only to be given the responsibility of rolling up yet more katamari to make new islands for homeless animals. As always, the king delegates his authority, and the prince and his cousins wind up doing all the grunt work.

Me and My Katamari throws a few new features into the familiar ball-rolling gameplay, with wireless game modes for up to four players, new characters, and new customization options.

For more on Me and My Katamari, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions of the import version.

Discussion

23 comments
yongruler19
yongruler19

yes i finally will have a good game beside gta on my psp

pea-brain1
pea-brain1

maybe they will map the controls so the triangle, X, [ ], and O buttons are like the second "nub". Press triangle and up to go forward, left and square for left, up and X for turning etc.

Poi_159
Poi_159

Ya We Love Katamari!

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

Yes it's finally coming to the psp, and the controlls are going to ... Wait the psp only has one thumb stick !

Taiyz
Taiyz

Mmm...I don't really know what to say about control considering that you use the D-Pad and the face buttons. It's a pity that it's PSP only, because not many Katamari fans own them, necessarily.

Brookes1989
Brookes1989

I cant wait for this to come out ^_^

killa4life3333
killa4life3333

i luv katamari, we luv katamari, thats why im getting me and katamari!!!

Eclipse_ShinRa
Eclipse_ShinRa

im happy, im so happy that PSP Is greating better games XD

Delsaber
Delsaber

We are moved to tears by the news of this thing.

EqualPlatinum
EqualPlatinum

The PSP sure is getting some good francises. Now only if I had one...

Bawishe
Bawishe

I scared that you could damage your psp buttons using them for rolling. When you think about it they were designed more for style then function and thats a whole lot of constant pressing.

epic_nemesis
epic_nemesis

awesome, but i wonder how it is gonna be done with 1 anaglo nub

x1gameguy2007
x1gameguy2007

la la la la la la la la katamari damacy ... o yea ... i dont have a psp there to expensive :'(

crazyluc
crazyluc

you could use the triggers to turn and the analog to "gas/brake" ...

DrPerson
DrPerson

I dont know about this one. The psp only has one analog stick. You use two on the ps2 versions. We'll see.

Os1r1s
Os1r1s

Yesssss, finally.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Divine investiture of authority. . . Katamari style. . . in a convenient, portable form. That is what I am talking about!