Video Q&A: Katamari creator guest-starring on 24

APRIL FOOL'S DAY: In eighth season of Fox's thriller series, Noby Noby Boy maker Keita Takahashi will appear as scientist whose experiments with unstable matter threaten Los Angeles...again.

Last week, Fox Television announced that actor Kiefer Sutherland had signed up for an eighth season of the hit show 24. But when the series begins shooting in May, it will have a very special guest star: Keita Takahashi, developer of the bizarre cult games Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy.

"If we love video games, but I have to think about much more," said Takahashi through a translator at a speech during the recent Game Developers Conference. "We have to experience more and we have to interact more with the world. There is no completion in games, it's always developing, so I am going to pause for a while to try some acting."

In 24, Takahashi will play a mad scientist who is investigated by Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer, and the government agency he works for, the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU). Though Fox producers won't discuss the season's plotline, a synopsis leaked to TV.com correspondent Tim Surette indicates that Takahashi's character is engaged in research with experimental matter that features both superadhesive and superelastic qualities.

When Takahashi's lab becomes unstable, the matter "accidentally" breaks out of its containment field, forming a giant ball that rolls up the landscape, snowballing as ordinary items become stuck to it. Its first victim is Takahashi's character, who is killed in the first five minutes of his one and only episode. As is always the case on 24, the "accident" is actually a diversion for the real threat: A cabal of Serbian war criminals, oil barons, corrupt politicians, Middle Eastern terrorists, and turncoat CTU agents bent on threatening Los Angeles with biochemical and nuclear attack...again.

The above story is (obviously) fictitious, and was written as part of GameSpot's annual April Fool's Day celebrations. Its content is purely satirical and comedic, and is not intended to be interpreted as an assertion of fact. It also does not reflect the actual views of GameSpot or its parent company, CBS Interactive.

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30 comments
Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

This guy just simply doesn't get enough face time... if any game designer ran an unstable lab, it'd be this guy! PS - I will not be made an April Fool!

MuscleCarMan
MuscleCarMan

i would pay to see grafkhun direct that season. If you thought solidus took out a sh** load of rays, get ready for the Armageddon that is bauer.

grafkhun
grafkhun

and next episode has Kojima in it and his newly developed Metal Gear Rex breaks free, and has an epic fight with jack Bauer.

Lythiris
Lythiris

They should really do this.

SevenOfEleven
SevenOfEleven

Previously on 24: Yeah, that would be a cool episode. Maybe they reinstate CTU just for the new season. Maybe they can make a series that has all the weird stuff of Fringe/X files/Strange World and add the action of 24 and throw in some of the goofiness of Torchwood and spice with dashes of Supernatural/Sanctuary/Poltergeist. Legacy/Threshold. Would be such an American Idol beater.

Darth-Sifh
Darth-Sifh

I know it's an April Fools joke but I want to see that episode.

nate_c-12
nate_c-12

The game developers suck at making the joke any good in the video.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Shigeru Miyamoto in the next series! ......

redsident
redsident

You're obviously not watching the current season which takes place in Washington D.C.... (not again), and in my opinion is surprisingly good compared to maybe the previous two seasons... and you're missing the idea that CTU has currently disbanded. If you knew that then maybe your story would've been more believable.

invadernick
invadernick

HAHA ! I believed it up till "features both superadhesive and superelastic qualities. " Then i checked the date -_-. Best April fool article this year.

Ninja-Hippo
Ninja-Hippo

Haha, funny stuff - but CTU doesn't exist any more and the show is no longer based in LA. Never mind! :P

anividguru
anividguru

Ahh, I love the Engrish translation for Takahashi. Priceless.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

"Though Fox producers won't discuss the season's plotline, a synposis leaked to TV.com correspondent Tim Surette indicates Takahashi's character is engaged in research with experimental matter with both superadhesive and superelastic qualities." :D

pwner372
pwner372

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Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

Posted by Cosmo.A.O.King. :lol: Ah, Gamespot... you never fail to deliver.

SolidKhan00
SolidKhan00

Oh how gamespot loves the April Fools.

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

wow so many april fools jokes seems overkill

icytower
icytower

I'll be honest, I almost fell for this one guys. But then I saw the time it was posted.

The_Angry_Inlaw
The_Angry_Inlaw

It's great you can get these game creators to go along with this. Just when I though the Fable pets thing was enough

Schillinger
Schillinger

TELL ME WHO YOU'RE WORKING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

ok I knew I should have learned Japanes T-T..............april fool. that was quick

hemdos
hemdos

another April's fool joke, wow, you guys are pretty fast..