Tap My Katamari Has Soft-Launched in New Zealand
Bandai Namco recently announced Tap My Katamari for mobile devices, a "clicker" game based on the weird world of Katamari Damacy. It didn't get a date or any sort of projected launch day or anything like that, so we've all just been waiting with bated breath seeing when it might appear. It looks like that day's finally come, but for New Zealanders. The game's out in soft launch today on the New Zealand App Store.
If you've got a New Zealand App Store account, you can go ahead and grab the game, which according to early reports sounds a lot like you basically tap on the Prince to move around the katamari (ball of random items, for the uninitiated) and pick up items. Depending on the speed of your taps, the akatmari will move quicker. You can upgrade it using in-game coins and pick up other abilities as well, but all told it looks like a standard clicker, which is a far cry from how normal Katamari Damacy titles are.
It still looks like tons of colorful and wonderful fun, so whenever it finally makes its Western debut, it'll be worth giving a look, especially if you're a fan of the series it's based upon.