Friday, September 14th 2018

Katamari Damacy Comes to the PC as a Remastered Edition

This author has strong memories of playing the original Katamari Damacy on the Playstation 2 when it came out in 2004. It was wacky even for the time, and especially so now, with interesting gameplay combined with an excellent soundtrack. As such, it was a pleasant surprise to see Katamari Damacy get an HD remaster, titled Katamari Damacy Reroll, which will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and, more relevant to us, the PC. Bandai Namco confirms a Steam release on December 8, 2018 for what should be ~$29.99 if the pre-order for the Nintendo Switch version is anything to go by.

If you have no idea what the game is all about, know that it can be technically classified as a 3rd-person puzzle-action game but it is really something that merits playing to be better understood. The original game was on the shorter side of average, with some repetition along the way when it came to gameplay mechanics, but it still did more than enough to be a commercial success and get a cult following through the years. With Katamari Damacy Reroll, PC gamers will get to take a look at the game while enjoying the upgraded visuals with an increased resolution and added cut-scenes. Below is the announcement video from Nintendo Direct, which of course shows off some features that us PC gamers will not be getting.

Source: Bandai Namco
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13 Comments on Katamari Damacy Comes to the PC as a Remastered Edition

#2
robot zombie
I don't know why they're doing this, but I'm glad they are. Such a weird, whimsical, and soothing game.

Normally I'm kinda against digging up old games from their graves, slapping pixels on them, and reselling them, but this one deserves it. Too many people never got to play it, or even know what it is imo. It's just one of those great, weird little games that nobody but a select few seem to know about. Hopefully this keeps it out of obscurity for a little longer.
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#4
IceScreamer
Man, loved playing this on my PS2, perfect game for relaxing.
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#6
Vayra86
"eidairaman1 said:
Shovelware
Literally, yeah :D

Game was brilliant.
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#7
Caring1
Never heard of it, but I tended to stick to popular games
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#8
Vayra86
"Caring1 said:
Never heard of it, but I tended to stick to popular games
Take five minutes and watch the Japanese weirdness in all of its glory

The concept is simple: small ball can pick up small things, bigger ball, picks up bigger things. Become bigger.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="PVVW41iAu5A"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PVVW41iAu5A/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVVW41iAu5A" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
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#9
Caring1
"Vayra86 said:
Take five minutes and watch the Japanese weirdness in all of its glory

The concept is simple: small ball can pick up small things, bigger ball, picks up bigger things. Become bigger.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="PVVW41iAu5A"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PVVW41iAu5A/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVVW41iAu5A" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
What did I just watch? :eek:
Definitely weird.
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#10
Solaris17
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"robot zombie said:
I don't know why they're doing this, but I'm glad they are. Such a weird, whimsical, and soothing game.

Normally I'm kinda against digging up old games from their graves, slapping pixels on them, and reselling them, but this one deserves it. Too many people never got to play it, or even know what it is imo. It's just one of those great, weird little games that nobody but a select few seem to know about. Hopefully this keeps it out of obscurity for a little longer.
I hav e no idea what this is but watched about 30 seconds of the clip in the OP muted and all I want to do now is make huge balls of stuff.
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#11
VSG
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"Solaris17 said:
I hav e no idea what this is but watched about 30 seconds of the clip in the OP muted and all I want to do now is make huge balls of stuff.
Now watch it with the sound on as well, and it gets even catchier.
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#12
StrayKAT
Nice. Loved this game. Would recommend it to anyone.
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