PSP gets 2D Katamari

Me and My Katamari to feature an unlockable side-scrolling minigame with retro-styled graphics.

With the Japanese release of Me and My Katamari just less than a week away, new details on the game keep rolling in. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Me and My Katamari will include an unlockable 2D side-scrolling minigame as a bonus. The minigame, also named Me and My Katamari, features pixelated graphics with the look of a classic 8-bit game. As in the main game, the objective is to build up a huge Katamari clump by rolling it around environments and picking up various debris.

Perhaps ripped from last year's headlines, the objective of Me and My Katamari is to create new islands for animals that became homeless after getting hit by a huge tsunami. Players take the role of the pint-sized Prince of All Cosmos and roll up huge balls of debris that will be turned into new islands by his father, the King of All Cosmos. Players who make remarkably large Katamaris on a given stage will unlock the untimed eternal mode for that stage as a reward.

Other features in Me and My Katamari include a scoreboard, a gallery mode for playing unlocked movies and music, and a photo album mode where players can check snapshots they've taken of their in-game exploits. Up to 12 snapshots can be stored in the album, and they can be set as wallpapers for the PSP. For more details on Me and My Katamari, check GameSpot's coverage from Tokyo Game Show 2005.

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Sir_Lemsip
Sir_Lemsip

ooh yeah, can't wait... PSP Katamari...*drools*

_C00P_
_C00P_

i saw video of this on the site. i love the 8bit music. very cool unlockable.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Awesome, as I just bought a PSP this weekend... another great game to buy for it now.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool! a weird game with weird extras!

lord_lad
lord_lad

interesting..............

lord_lad
lord_lad

interesting..............

Jimbokundesu
Jimbokundesu

I wonder if the soundtrack will be as good as the other two....can't wait to the The Prince go 8-bit

ccsakura
ccsakura

Alphega: If you read the preview you would of known the PSP version uses the d-pad and buttons. Anyway, I wonder how deep the gameplay can possibly be because once the ball gets big, it's going to be damn hard to avoid things (not that you'd want to). But since it's a bonus item, I have no complaints at all ^_^

Alphega111
Alphega111

I say my hands will hurt after 15 mins. The PSP stick sucks and there isn't a second 1. I will stay with the other 2 Katamari games.

GaMeRuInEr
GaMeRuInEr

Jesus Christ, when I first saw the headline, I thought the actual game itself was to be in 2D.

chinesehaohot
chinesehaohot

OH MY GOD Another Good PSP games is coming out.....I can't wait to get my hand on Pursuit Force, Katamari, From Russia with love, Generation of Chaos.....take me to the candy shop, PSP! PLayed the Pursuit Force demo...man it is going be a great game....

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

Humm it does sound kind of blah... a 2d side scroller. It is only a mini-game so it is not like the whole thing will be that way. Portable Katamari will most likely rock. The screenshots from the regular 3D game are looking good.

ewjim
ewjim

Mmmmmmm... 2D Katamari...

rockfender
rockfender

So what do you do, just roll to the right and watch the ball grow? Sounds like it'd get boring fast.

8081
8081

I keep hearing that katamari is a good game but I haven't played it yet, Is it really that good.

Dunmer_Lord
Dunmer_Lord

doesnt look all that fun. YAY left or right button all the way! I'll stick with the ps2 games.

secily
secily

Wonder how many sequels we will see of katamari

FFman
FFman

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CSM55
CSM55

Hey Gamespot, get your crap together and update your stories!

necrogodomega
necrogodomega

Holy freaking crap I'm buying a PSP right now! I LOVE KATAMARI

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

Yeah on that 2D version... What do you, just hold Right down and walk to the end of the stage gathering everything up? O_o Or occasionally change direction and backtrack everything you couldn't pick up earlier? O_o

supercrap1
supercrap1

Must....have....expensive.....portable game thingy........AAAARGHHHH!!!

lageasy311
lageasy311

P S P......fook yea!!! so lick on my butt and suck on my balls!!! Katamari balls that is :)

nflsonic
nflsonic

Ha, this is actually pretty cool. All I need now is an Ace Combat game on the PSP and I'm in line!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Is it just like ori Katamari?? Or offering a different gameplay??

mao2
mao2

The 2D version looks great! Damn, I wish they had included this in the PS2 version... :(

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n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

Wow, that's neat, but I wonder how the 2D version is going to work if the person can only go in two directions. I hope the DS version has this too.

crithon
crithon

WOW!!!!!!!! Now I'm pretty much convince on getting a PSP.

cplusrun
cplusrun

lol... that is freakin histerical! definitely gonna have to pick this one up when it comes out.

_sean_05
_sean_05

WOW theres ALOT of cool new PSP games. Its official, i now have to get one. the fact it'll do stuff with ps3 only sweetens the deal

B_ond
B_ond

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ultraburu
ultraburu

Cool! This will give the game a new touch of originality! I hope the PSP game stands up to the name!

darkheart73
darkheart73

SHWEETNESS! I FINALLY have a reason to use my PSP other than music and WipeOut Pure and SOCOM: FTB

gunmx
gunmx

Bwa ha ha ha! I