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Namco publishing Shinobido 2 in NA, teases Katamari for Vita

Namco Bandai has revealed that it's publishing Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja, the PlayStation Vita ninja-stealth game from Tenchu creator Acquire. In Shinobido 2, players sneak, climb walls, and perform silent executions as the ironically named Zen, a betrayed ninja. It's due to be a launch tit...

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'Man vs. Katamari' rolls us up into a ball of terror

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Namco Bandai files for 'Katamari Amore,' 'Time Trip' trademarks

Siliconera has turned up listings for four trademark applications that Namco Bandai recently submitted to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (the trademark registry for the European Union). While all of the potential trademarks have been filed under general video game-related cla...

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Keita Takahashi still working on games post-Namco

During last week's GameCity conference, Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi explained his departure from Namco Bandai in an interview with Eurogamer. "The games I was making were not necessarily the best-selling ones," he said. "I realized Namco was, as a business, going down a bit. Also, my col...

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Katamari Damacy director and wife reveal new company

Katamari Damacy director Keita Takahashi and wife Asuka Sakai officially unveiled their new company, named "Uvula," with a low-key website. Rather than focusing solely on game development, the company's "About Us" page details a focus on "music and video games," adding that "we want to widen the ou...

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Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi leaves Namco

King of all kings of the cosmos -- Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi -- is leaving Namco, reports Play.tm. A Namco representative confirmed Takahashi's resignation. The developer expressed his dissatisfaction in the past with developing for the Japanese publisher, even say...

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Katamari Forever goes gold, rolls into stores on September 22

Namco Bandai has announced that their upcoming PS3 exclusive Katamari Forever has gone gold. That means it's done. Finished. Kaput. The upcoming Blu-ray release will retail for $49.99, which is about 17% cheaper than the average PS3 game, and about 250% more than what we wanted to pay for the game...

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Hand puppets share the bizarre magic of Katamari Forever

A little over a month ago, we received a Japanese trailer for Katamari Forever that piqued our monolingual curiosity -- what could these adorable hand puppets have to say about the latest entry in Namco Bandai's ball-rolling franchise? Today, Playstation.Blog released the English version of the tra...

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A duo of Katamari Forever videos

Don't expect any major revelations from this set of Katamari Forever videos. The upcoming PS3 hodgepodge of Katamari classics looks exactly like you'd expect, i.e. the prince continues his crazy job of rolling an ever-growing ball. It's cute, but will it warrant a full Blu-ray release? Or, should th...

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iPhone 3GS makes i Love Katamari playable

Most iPhone games don't necessarily benefit from the speed boost granted by the 3GS outside of load times, because they were designed to run well on a 3G. That means that the most noticeable changes are found in games that run poorly on a 3G, like Namco Bandai's portable Katamari game, i Love Katama...

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