NAMCO PROVES SIZE DOES MATTER WITH KATAMARI DAMACY
Innovative Action Game Set To Ship This September
Exclusively For PlayStation®2
San Jose, Ca., (July 20, 2004) – Leading video
games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today
that the highly addictive and innovative action game, Katamari
Damacy, will be coming to the U.S. market in September. The
ever expanding, article accumulating, swiftly swelling sphere game
that is fun for the whole family is set to ship exclusively on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
"Eccentric, quirky, weird, goofy, wild, outrageous, addictive, intriguing, charismatic
and captivating -- they all apply," said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President
of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. "There are many words
to describe Katamari Damacy -- and the most important one is FUN ."
In Katamari Damacy , players take on the role of Prince of the Cosmos,
whose father – the great King – managed to inadvertently knock the stars out
of the sky. As the prince, a player's duty is to clean up the King's
mess and re-create the starry skies by rolling around the cleverly designed
locations to collect objects and build up their "katamari" -- a Japanese word
for clump or large mass. The catch is that it's not the quality or the
actual number of objects gathered that is most critical to the player's success,
but instead the sheer size of the player's "katamari" that is most important.
Along the way, players can roll over hundreds of unusual objects of all sizes
and shapes including cookies, cars, mermaids, planes, clouds and even people. The
larger the player's "katamari" grows, the more objects the player can amass
along the way -- thus proving if you want to succeed in Katamari Damacy --
size does matter.
Katamari Damacy features a single-player story mode and a two-player
battle mode. The simple game play mechanics allow for optimal ball rolling
and object collecting fun.
Namco's "rolling, sticking, never-stopping, ever-swelling clump of stuff that
makes a star out of everyone and everything" game will be available this fall.