According to Orange Lounge Radio
, Namco has announced to retailers that a new Katamari
game will arrive on all three major consoles later this year. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Beautiful Katamari
will hit October 17th for $39.99, while Wii owners have to wait until November 14th and pay $29.99. Creator Keita Takahashi has stepped down
from the Katamari
series and is working on other projects, but it looks like Namco isn't ready to give up on the Prince.
The story hasn't been verified by Namco, but OLR insists their information is legit. They even have a forum post defending themselves
and cite a reliable source who works in video game distribution. Xboxic
corroborates the information with a Blockbuster release schedule showing Beautiful Katamari
You'll have to excuse our skepticism. With so many early April Fools shenanigans
going on, it's hard to take anything at face value.