Me and My Katamari golden

The Prince of All Cosmos' first handheld outing rolls off to the factory, due in stores later this month.

The Katamari series keeps on rolling. After 2004's Katamari Damacy proved an unexpected hit for Namco, the publisher quickly began developing a sequel. When We Love Katamari returned the series to the PlayStation 2 last September, it also proved popular in both the US and Japan, where total sales of the franchise have exceed 500,000 copies.

Now, the oddball series is primed to conquer a new platform. Today Namco Bandai Games America, the US publishing arm of the newly formed Japanese toy-game giant Namco Bandai, announced that Me and My Katamari has gone gold for the PSP. Set for release later this month, the game is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99.

Me and My Katamari continues the adventures of the Prince of All Cosmos, a cartoonish protagonist whose head resembles a pastel-painted subwoofer. Like previous installments, the game will feature the Prince solving some sort of intergalactic crisis by rolling an assortment of everyday objects into an ever-expanding, snowball-like mass. An extensive breakdown of the travails the wee hero will face can be found in GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Yagami-Iori
Yagami-Iori

No double analog, no good controlling

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

have fun trying to play this game with the psp's stellar d-pad.

rbarahona
rbarahona

The game looks very promising, however I'm concerned on how well they translated the game mechanics from the PS2 to the PSP. I've played Taiko no Tatsujin Portable and some songs are simply impossible to complete.

troakun
troakun

"oh c'mon, ya'll should be excited. how many original, innovative games recently came out for ant ps plattform" Not to bash Katamari but rehasing an innovative game twice is not innovation, this is just yet another port for the portstation portable.

Darkryu44
Darkryu44

I have the soundtrack. It's DOUBLE the size of We

Mindphaser
Mindphaser

Where the hell is the DS version?!

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i'm a HUGE katamari fan, it's my favorite game, and i don't know what "Going Gold" means, but i'm guessing it's something good!

Bawishe
Bawishe

I have the Japanese Verizon. It is quite fun , though it has repeated levels and the controls are bad a first but actually become better then the PS2's as you continue to play. The new cousins are fun and well designed and it has music from all the games. Plus after you beat it you can take pictures during the game.

man-of-mystery2
man-of-mystery2

I liked the PS2 version a lot but I think this game just will end up being the wacky, artistic craziness that no one will buy. Kids that have a PSP only want 'da urban xperience' on their PSP so I won't be surprised if it fails

Ander_Fodel
Ander_Fodel

Yea way to go, create something new and milk it a lot...

benifit0fadoubt
benifit0fadoubt

this game looks awsome but i have a feeling that is going to be riddled by control problems

skullkrusher9
skullkrusher9

I sold my PSP, so I don't care, I can get the better version on my PS2.

KamaKase
KamaKase

It's not really original now it's the third in the series. In the UK, rather than buying "We

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

It's good to roll Katamari on the go.

Rubin42
Rubin42

Finally have something other to play on my psp besides movies and music...sweet!

SuperSayinSean2
SuperSayinSean2

oh c'mon, ya'll should be excited. how many original, innovative games recently came out for ant ps plattform, katamari...of course, im excited to play an actaul innovative game on my psp, finally

MTGDallas
MTGDallas

40 bucks ya that killed it. 19.99 great, 29.99 possibly, 39.99 no way.

Alexqd3
Alexqd3

This game looks so sweet!