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.

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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i am very baffled by this release... for one, why is switch getting precedence over ps4 (which has a much larger userbase) and x1? did nintendo really shell out more money for timed exclusivity? i would argue no since there will be a pc release soon thereafter the switch release with no word on the ps4 release in sight. katamari is a playstation-centric franchise. it was from the beginning and has been until recently with the vita release a few years back... so why the sudden hostility?

secondly... wouldn't a remaster of "katamari forever" be a better choice since it has some of the original katamari levels intact, plus levels from katamari 2 AND new bonus levels on top of those. it is a far better value imo. the only way to play the game currently is on ps3, though, so a remaster on current platforms would have have been welcome. get your shit together namco.

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This is great news. What i really want is an HD remaster of all the games for PS4/XB1 and Switch.

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Day one purchase! Hoping a new Katamari game comes out down the line too

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I absolutely loved this series...

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This is the only good thing apart from Luigi's Mansion to come out of the direct.

Can't wait to roll up!

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@girlusocrazy: Like a shining star in the sky, eh? :D

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@Renunciation: I ain't just making stardust here! XD

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Ridiculous game... but quite fun, and a great soundtrack.

Pickin' it up.

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Katamari rocks. I'll definitely pick this up

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