Nintendo Direct: Katamari Damacy Remaster Will Be On Nintendo Switch In 2018

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Bandai Namco's beloved puzzle game Katamari Damacy is making its return, with the original game being re-released as Katamari Damacy Reroll on Nintendo Switch. During today's Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that the game will have Joy-Con gyroscope controls and support HD rumble.

Additionally, players will be able to take part in multiplayer battles using a single Joy-Con controller each. Katamari Damacy Reroll will be available in Winter 2018. Created by Keita Takahashi and released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004, Katamari Damacy was unlike anything other game around, and its uniqueness helped it develop a passionate fanbase.

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In GameSpot's Katamari Damacy review, Ryan Davis said the game "is not overly esoteric, and the mechanics are simple and enjoyable enough that people of virtually all shapes and sizes should be able to pick it up and start having fun in minutes.

"Katamari Damacy is far and away one of the strangest, most original games to come along in years," he continued. "The gameplay concept, the visual style, the soundtrack, even the backstory are all conceived and executed with such a unique flavor that, when presented as a whole, it's difficult not to be drawn in by all the weird little idiosyncrasies.

"It's not a complex game, nor is it especially challenging, or long. It is, however, unapologetically surreal, which can make it tough to look away from, and its toylike gameplay model makes for a surprisingly satisfying experience."

Although the Nintendo Direct is over, there's plenty of news to get caught up on, including the announcement of Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch, more details about the Nintendo Switch Online service, fresh content for Mario Tennis Aces, and a new Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch bundle.

September 2018 Nintendo Direct News

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