Post by HundredProofSam on Jul 9, 2007 21:30:38 GMT 6
Canned for PS3; Famitsu confirms
Once thought to be a next generation multiplatform title, the PS3 version of Beautiful Katamari Damacy has apparently been canceled. The PS3 version of the game is missing from the latest release list in Japan's Weekly Famitsu magazine, with a footnote below the PS3 dates section stating that development has been halted on the Sony version. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 version is still listed for a Fall 2007 release.
Elsewhere, the magazine provides a short updated look at what is presumably a new 360-exclusive title. Bandai Namco seems to be working some hefty online and offline multiplayer options into the game. Online, players will be able to compete in groups of four to see who can collect items as ordered by the king. This battle mode offers you some dirty tricks, allowing you to ram your katamari into opponents, shaking their objects loose.
Offline, two players will be able to take part in a cooperative mode, attempting to guide a single katamari by coordinating control inputs. The game will also include split screen competitive play, although we're not sure of the player count just yet.
Famitsu doesn't provide a reason for the cancellation of the PS3 version of Beautiful Katamari. Hopefully Namco Bandai reps will offer some insights over the course of E3.
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