Katamari Damacy REROLL |OT| They See Me Rollin', They Smashin'

mazi

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Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Developer: Namco (original), MONKEYCRAFT Co. Ltd (REROLL)
Platforms: Steam (Windows), Nintendo Switch
Release Date: December 7th, 2018 (physical Japanese version comes out December 20th)
Price: $30, €20, £16, ¥3,456, CAN$40
Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese
Physical Switch Version? yes, in US (Gamestop exclusive), Canada (EB Games exclusive) and Japan
Physical PC Version? come on sis
Demo? yes, the Switch version has a demo
Game Size: 3.2 GB (Switch), 3 GB (Windows)
Cover Art and Game Icon:




Katamari Damacy is a 2004 PS2 game directed by Keita Takahashi. In this game, you're a prince who is tasked by his father, The King of All Cosmos, to restore all the stars and planets after he accidentally wipes all of them out. You do that by rolling a ball (or a Katamari) over small stuff to make it bigger, so you can roll it over bigger stuff, and eventually getting it big enough to turn it into a star.
Also your father is a huge asshole.
The game is a cult-classic, loved for its kooky, wacky and quirky style/story/characters, its amazing soundtrack and its unique and fun gameplay.

Katamary Damacy REROLL is a remaster of the 2004 game for PC and Nintendo Switch. New to this version are upgraded visuals, with high-res gameplay and cutscenes recreated in HD, as well as optional motion controls in the Switch version. Also this is the first time they game is being released in Europe.


Official Japanese website
Metacritic (PC, 81)
Metacritic (Switch, 89)

Announcement trailer
Japanese announcement trailer
Launch trailer
Comparison video between the REROLL demo and the PS2 version
Ridin' by Chamillionaire feauturing Krayzie Bone
Developer interview
 
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Great OT! I've been excited about the Switch's biggest December release since it's been announced! Hopefully it's a good remaster, the world needs more Katamari.
 
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there's been two reviews published so far:

PC Gamer, 85/100
Wonderfully weird and inventive. Katamari Damacy isn’t perfect, but it holds its own impressively well 14 years on.

Twinfinite, 4/5
Katamari Damacy REROLL is a condensed, but immensely enjoyable experience. The controls are the main roadblock for sure, but they’re not quite enough to detract from just how fun this game is. REROLL is a simple port of a simple game, refreshed for a newer audience, while also keeping all its charms and quirks intact. There’s no better way to roll.
 
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I'm ridiculously excited for this! Is there any chance I can preload this for Switch? Or do we know when it'll be available on the Eshop? I haven't picked up any Switch downloads on release before so I'm not sure the logistics of this.
 
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I'm ridiculously excited for this! Is there any chance I can preload this for Switch? Or do we know when it'll be available on the Eshop? I haven't picked up any Switch downloads on release before so I'm not sure the logistics of this.
it's not going to be up for pre-purchase, if it was it would been up by now (it's up for pre-purchase on the japanese shop tho). it's less than two days away, i'm extremely excited as well.

thanks :)

Does the PC version come out this week? I can't even find a listing for it on Steam.
i'm a little worried about that, it's weird that it still doesn't have a steam page. but the two reviews published so far have been for the pc version so they've sent out pc review codes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Almost forgot about this until I saw the thread, ordered the physical Switch version, can't wait to relive the rolly days :)
 

Gong

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Great OT. Katamari Damacy is still one of my favourite games from the PS2 era, can't wait to play this on my Switch.
 
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Wow, is that really true?
yeah. the sequel, we love katamari, was the first katamari game released in europe.

Great OT. Katamari Damacy is still one of my favourite games from the PS2 era, can't wait to play this on my Switch.
thanks. me too, i've been super excited to replay this game on switch ever since they announced it. it's one of my favorite games of all time, i loved it on PS2.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Katamari Damacy is in my top 3 favorite games of all time, so I'm buying this as soon as possible.
Will double dip if they release a PS4 version.
 

Gong

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thanks. me too, i've been super excited to replay this game on switch ever since they announced it. it's one of my favorite games of all time, i loved it on PS2.
I still have my Japanese copy somewhere, I should go find it. I just couldn't bear to part with it due to fond memories when I sold my collection back in the day. Says how much I adored the game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I’m hoping to hear some music impressions, in the trailer it sounded like it was different from the original OST which I hold pretty fondly. Even if I don’t like the new music style it may be able to mod in the original ones on PC I guess.

Looking forward to rolling at 165hz though!

Don’t forget, in 2004, this game was $20.
(Crying emoji)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Weird how there's no coming soon entry on the eShop for this (at least in the UK) is this really out on Friday? I'm so excited.

WE ❤️ KATAMARI is one of my most beloved PS2 games.
 
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mazi

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And they didn't bother to support German?
Not a huge deal for me, but disappointing nonetheless.
i'm not 100% sure about that, actually. i can only see the game on the japanese and american eshops, and it lists those four languages. if you have a german account, could you please check to see if the game is on the german eshop, and check the supported languages there?

Don’t forget, in 2004, this game was $20.
i think i read it on era that it launched at $20, but once they saw its success they increased the price. i'm not sure if that's true tho.

Weird how there's no coming soon entry on the eShop for this (at least in the UK) is this really out on Friday?
that's weird, it has a page on the US eshop for like a month now.
 
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i'm not 100% sure about that, actually. i can only see the game on the japanese and american eshops, and it lists those four languages. if you have a german account, could you please check to see if the game is on the german eshop, and check the supported languages there?
I tried, but couldn't find it on the eShop or on the german Nintendo homepage.
Strange. Is it perhaps like The Missing, which also didn't release here because of the different rating board? Or I'm just blind, I don't know.

Edit: The Missing did release here! I know what I have to buy now!
 
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I tried, but couldn't find it in on the eShop or on the german Nintendo homepage.
Strange. Is it perhaps like The Missing, which also didn't release here because of the different rating board? Or I'm just blind, I don't know.
they've handled the whole thing pretty weirdly, in japan they've been able to download the demo and pre-purchase the game for a while now, on the US eshop it's been up as a coming soon game for like a month, and there's no sign of the game on other eshops or steam.

I'm so excited for this! Does this one have multiplayer?
it has local co-op with two joycons
 
Jan 2, 2018
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they've handled the whole thing pretty weirdly, in japan they've been able to download the demo and pre-purchase the game for a while now, on the US eshop it's been up as a coming soon game for like a month, and there's no sign of the game on other eshops or steam.
Strange. And on Friday I will be consumed by Smash, so I have to check back on your OT later this month to see if the issue has been resolved.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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i'm not 100% sure about that, actually. i can only see the game on the japanese and american eshops, and it lists those four languages. if you have a german account, could you please check to see if the game is on the german eshop, and check the supported languages there?


i think i read it on era that it launched at $20, but once they saw its success they increased the price. i'm not sure if that's true tho.


that's weird, it has a page on the US eshop for like a month now.
The sequel was 30, the original never changed price
 
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Strange. And on Friday I will be consumed by Smash, so I have to check back on your OT later this month to see if the issue has been resolved.
yeah it's a shame it's kinda being sent to die, being released on the same day as the biggest switch game of the year
there's no issue to resolve tho, the game will be released everywhere on friday, it just doesn't have the coming-soon page in all the eshops

Shame there's no EU/UK physical version, gonna have to be a skip for me unfortunately. Love the first game too!
if importing is something you may consider, the japanese physical version will most likely have english support

The sequel was 30, the original never changed price
i see, someone lied to me then 😤
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Put in a reservation for in-store pickup at my local Gamestop over the weekend. Smash's gonna have to wait, I got to clump up some souls, goddammit.

I almost bought a PS2 just to play this back in 2005. Glad I'm finally getting the opportunity to.
 
Nov 17, 2017
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Helllll yeah I'm psyched for this game.... although I'd be lying if I said it won't be on the backburner for at least a lil while before I get to it hah
I've actually only ever owned the PSP one, which I think had most of the same levels, despite having played it at random over the years, but hopefully some of this will be new to me, seriously one of my favorite series

Great font choices in the OP too
 
Oct 25, 2017
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While Shadow of the Colossus was the game that broke me down and got me to buy a PS2, this was actually the first PS2 game I ever bought, even before I owned the PS2. I am so excited to play (and finally finish it this time) this again!
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Is GameStop releasing it Thursday instead of Friday?

One of the employees said it's the day before Smash when I joked about the release date and the receipt says 12/6 and on the website it says the digital version is 12/6.

Hope they didn't put me down for a download code..
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is GameStop releasing it Thursday instead of Friday?

One of the employees said it's the day before Smash when I joked about the release date and the receipt says 12/6 and on the website it says the digital version is 12/6.

Hope they didn't put me down for a download code..
When I made my in-store pickup reservation the website said the 6th, but it says the 7th now so...who knows?
 
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Great font choices in the OP too
i wanted to use wingdings too but couldn't get it to work in the image editor :)

Ah that makes me feel better. The debut trailer used a remix or something I think and had me scared
i think if they had new or "remastered" music they would have mentioned it by now, so it's safe to assume this port will have the original soundtrack. i just hope there's no okami-situation where one [or more] of the tracks end up missing.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Who was the smart person who thought of such an awful release date? The same day of Smash, really? I mean I want to buy it, but maybe later...
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm excited for this game! I've played one Katamari game back on the X360, and now we're getting one on Switch! Has there been any word on how it runs?