Katamari Damacy Reroll: Everything you need to know

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Ready to roll that Katamari ball into the stars? Katamari Damacy is back, and though we still have to wait to see if Keita Takahashi will make a sequel, we can now replay the original rolling adventure on the Nintendo Switch. This HD remaster doesn't add much in the way of new features, but it's still a fantastic way to introduce the series to those who may have missed it back in the day.

Here's everything we know so far about Katamari Damacy Reroll:

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What is Katamari Damacy?

Katamari Damacy is an adorable game from the PlayStation 2-era about rolling up random objects into balls and launching them into space. In this game, you play as a Prince, who is tasked with creating new "stars" to put in the sky after his father, the King of All Cosmos, accidentally destroys them. It's light-hearted and laidback, and also weird as all heck at times - but that's part of the fun!

How do you play?

Katamari Damacy is an extremely simple game to play, requiring no button inputs (except to select menu options and such, of course) and only using the two joysticks on the controller to move around. Though the dual-joystick controls can be a little clunky (as they were when Katamari Damacy came out) it's still an extremely easy game to grasp and play immediately.

As the Prince, you will run around various everyday environments, including an apartment and a busy city street, and "roll" items up into your ball. The ball can absorb objects smaller than it, and the more things it absorbs, the bigger it gets and the more new things you can roll up. Your goal is simply to roll up the biggest ball possible within the time limit given. That's all!

How is Katamari Damacy Reroll different from the original?

Katamari Damacy Reroll has several updated and improved elements from the original release, though it endeavors to stay true to the original where possible. The basic gameplay and graphic style remains the same, and there is no "new" content in terms of new things to roll up or areas to explore. However, the entire game has been remastered in HD and the cutscenes have been recreated, so it looks better than it ever has.

In addition, Katamari Damacy Reroll can be controlled not just with sticks as it has in the past, but now also with the Nintendo Switch's gyro controls. Shaking the Joy-Cons will enable the Prince to dash when the game is in handheld mode. You can play the whole game this way if you like!

Can I play with a friend?

Yes! Katamari Damacy Reroll supports two-player, local co-op on the Nintendo Switch.

When can I get it?

Katamari Damacy Reroll launches on December 7 for Nintendo Switch for $29.99.

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Any questions?

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Reb Valentine