Noby Noby Boy extends February 19

Katamari Damacy creator's latest head-scratcher arrives on PlayStation Network next month for $4.99.

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Keita Takahashi probably isn't a name that most gamers are familiar with, but many are undoubtedly familiar with his innovative puzzle game Katamari Damacy. Those clamoring for more of Takahashi's unusual creations will soon be appeased, given that Namco Bandai announced today that Noby Noby Boy will be available via the PlayStation Network on February 19 for $4.99.

There's a game in here...somewhere.
There's a game in here...somewhere.

Noby Noby Boy is a game meant more to be seen than described. In the game, players control a wormlike creature named Boy using the PlayStation 3 gamepad's analog sticks. Boy is capable of eating, and passing, every object in the game's world, with his length determined by the number of objects consumed. As Boy grows, he is capable of more intricate movements and can extend his reach to increasingly distant destinations across the solar system.

One of the more interesting components of Noby Noby Boy is its networked functionality. As individual players grow their Boys, the length will be uploaded to a persistent online character known as Girl. The online creature extends in direct relation to the aggregate length of all Boys, and as she grows, new areas of the game will be unlocked as playable stages for everyone to access. Noby Noby Boy also lets users upload gameplay footage to video-sharing site YouTube.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Noby Noby Boy.

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