Being a big fan of the first two Katamari titles on the PS2, I was somewhat disappointed that Beautiful Katamari was restricted to the Xbox 360. Of course, I have a 360 so I could still play it, but those who didn't likely felt somewhat cheated.
Well, we heard about a month ago that Namco Bandai had plans for a new installment that actually would show up on the PS3, and according to GameSpot , Katamari Forever is exclusive to Sony's platform and yes, it will come to North America. Unfortunately, we still don't have a release estimate for this region, but it's enough to know US gamers are getting it, and we do know that it should release in Japan some time later this year. Katamari Forever will boast "the largest selection of stages, modes, and songs of any game in the series, with a new storyline, visual effects, and graphics in 1080p resolution." It'll support two-player multiplayer and if you're not familiar with the concept, we suggest looking up reviews for the other titles. It's a little difficult to explain and it always sounds loopy if we put it into words: you play as a little Prince who has to "roll up" as much of the environment as possible and return it to the cosmos…or something to that effect. See, we told you it was loopy; we gave you fair warning.
Anyway, we'll try to find more information on this latest Katamari ; it's great to know that Namco is trying to regain their fans after leaving the PlayStation owners high and dry with Beautiful Katamari .
Related Game(s): Katamari Forever