The Katamari series is finally rolling into a Nintendo Platform this year with the announcement of Katamari Damacy Reroll for the Nintendo Switch on November 30. The game will be available on the Nintendo Eshop digitally, while a physical version will arrive later this year.
Although Katamari Damacy Reroll isn’t the first in the franchise, it comes with a lot more features in the Nintendo Switch. With better graphics and utilization of the Joy-Con motion controls, as well as supported HD rumble – all of which should add some interesting twist to the original.
Bandai Namco confirmed that the beloved puzzle game will use the Joy-Con gyroscope to support the HD rumble. This will allow many multiplayer battles using a single Joy-Con each.
Katamari Damacy, created by Keita Takahashi, was released on the Playstation 2 in 2004, and it was unlike any game around in that period, the uniqueness of the game developed a passionate fanbase.
The story in the original Katamari Damacy dealt with the aftermath of the planet sized king of all cosmos who wiped out all the stars and other celestial bodies from the sky. The King, dissatisfied with his 5cm tall son, charges his son to go to Earth with a Katamari – a ball that allows anything small to stick to it and make it grow – and collect nough materials for him to recreate the stars and constellations. The prince if successful can restore the sky to its previous form.
Gameplay of Katamari Damacy involves players to control the Prince as he rolls the katamari around houses, gardens, and towns in order to stick items into a giant rolling ball. In the original PS2 game, dualshock analog sticks were used to roll the ball. However on the Switch, it is expected to be controlled by the gyroscopes in the Joy-Cons.
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