Two things surprise us about Namco Bandai's announced Tokyo Game Show lineup: the complete dearth of Katamari
titles and, coincidentally, the inclusion of Katamari
creator Keita Takahashi's Nobi Nobi Boy
for PlayStation 3, a title we haven't heard about since October 2007
. According to the publisher (via Siliconera
), the game (the title literally translates to "Stretch Stretch Boy") will be shown in video form only, a bit surprising considering the playable prototype that appeared last year at GameCity.
Namco Bandai's lineup includes 29 titles, including Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
and the multiplatform Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
. Interestingly, the publisher is also showing off four PlayStation 2 titles, edging out Sony's support of PS2 at this TGS by a margin of 4 to 0.