If you’re a PlayStation 2 fan, it’s unlikely that you missed one of the biggest sensations that came out on the platform. Katamari Damacy, as well as its sequels, was an instant success, ensuring the franchise’s place in the PlayStation hall of fame. And now, to their fans’ surprise and delight, Bandai Namco to bring ‘Tap my Katamari’ to Android and iOS.
- There is a glitch in all the Katamari games which allows the player to warp through a wall
- The King will then teleport the player back, apologize for it, and say it’s embarrassing
- Ichigo, the main character’s cousin, means strawberry, thus giving her the iconic costume
- The title of the first game, Katamari Damacy is a play on words, and basically means ‘team spirit’
- The game reached American audiences in September 2004
The glory days of the Katamari series are probably over. With seven sequels to its name, the series has been done and probably overdone, but that doesn’t take away from the fun of the series.
Because it had to be special indeed to warrant so many sequels and adaptations, the series is going to launch another title, this time for Android and IOS.
‘Tap my Katamari’, as the new game will be titled, is the first game in the series to come out since 2012’s PS Vita exclusive, ‘Touch My Katamari’.
However, fans aren’t very excited, since it seems to have gotten some things wrong about what made so many people appreciate the series in the first place.
First of all, since it’s only coming out on Android and iOS, it’s going to lack the original title’s specific, two thumbstick based controls.
If that were the only issue, maybe fans wouldn’t be so concerned, but that is far from the new game’s only fault.
The biggest concern fans of the franchise have about the new title is that it’s stepping away from its iconic 3-D gameplay, opting for a 2-D version of the game instead.
How the new system is going to work is yet unrevealed, although a trailer is out and you can watch it below, if you’re interested.
The series original creator, Keita Takahashi, isn’t involved with the project either, but she hasn’t been involved with any of the games after the first sequel, so that might not matter so much.
From the little gameplay revealed in the trailer, it would seem that the game is indeed 2D, and that all the players have to do is to repeatedly tap the screen. Well, at least the developers didn’t include any lies in the game’s title.
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