Tap My Katamari Trademark Registered

Quirky puzzle game rolling back into town.

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[UPDATE] Bandai Namco has now officially announced Tap My Katamari.

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Bandai Namco has registered a trademark with the Office for Harmonisation in the International Market for Tap My Katamari. The application, which was spotted by NeoGAF user Rosti, was filed on November 30,and covers a broad range of goods and services.

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The Tap My Katamari trademark pertains to video game-like experiences such as "printed circuit boards for video games machines" and "computer software for entertainment" to more merchandise oriented applications such as "headphones, keyboard covers, and microphones."

As noted by Rosti, a www.tapmykatamari.com domain has also been registered, and Bandai Namco is listed as the owner.

Bandai Namco has not teased or announced a new Katamari title, and so there aren't any details beyond the trademark registration. The name, however, indicates the title may be touch oriented, which in turn could mean it is for mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, or Nintendo 3DS.

The Katamari series launched in 2004 for the PlayStation 2. The first game, Katamari Damacy, was followed by We Love Katamari, Me & My Katamari, Beautiful Katamari, and a number of other titles.

The last game released was Touch My Katamari for PlayStation Vita.

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jasongm

This was a fun series of games, I almost forgotten about them! Hope it makes a comeback for PS4!

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Xristophoros

love me some katamari! please do not fall on mobile or 3ds... we need a proper game with proper controls (i.e. dual analogue sticks). it has been far too long since we had a katamari game grace our sony consoles (katamari forever feels like an age ago).

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snugglebear

I wish we could get a Katamari collection out of them. I understand that the creator no longer works there, but I miss the series.

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Xristophoros

@snugglebear: you can. if you own a ps3, pick up katamari forever. it features levels from the first two ps2 games, plus some new content (with better visuals and filters). a great game!

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Moonco

Tap My Katamari? I like the sound of that :-p

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Henchman216

I'd much rather a new Katamari game than a puzzle game.....are you going to roll up pieces and jewels?