Namco confirms, dates Katamari Damacy sequel

Sequel to Namco's sleeper snowball simulator confirmed for next year.

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TOKYO--While Namco has been talking about a sequel to Katamari Damacy for almost six months, the company finally revealed that the PlayStation 2 puzzle game will be hitting Japan next year.

Previously, industry sources had been reporting on the possibility of a late '04 release date for a sequel.

According to Namco's investor report, however, the Katamari Damacy sequel is slated for release during fiscal year 2005, which means that gamers will be seeing the title in Japan sometime between April 1, 2005 and March 31, 2006.

The original game has enjoyed steady success at retail (when consumers could find it in stock, that is) because of its unique gameplay--Katamari Damacy sees gamers rolling a ball that picks up everything in its path.

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