Players who didn't quite get their fill of past Katamari games, or even those who haven't yet jumped on the series, now have an all-new and delightfully-weird entry to check out. Amazing Kamatari Damacy is the latest game in Bandai Namco's addictively-absurd series, and it aims to bring that distinct Katamari flavor to mobile devices in a polished endless-runner-type experience.
The newest Katamari Damacy experience still presents the series' traditional sort of cobbling-together gameplay, abeit this time around with a few special twists. Chief among the new changes to the formula is a focus on an endless-runner style of gameplay, where players are dealing with a constant foward momentum and need only make minor adjustments to their course in order to pick up objects.
Amazing Katamari Damacy has other cool features, too, including the ability to collect objects like rainbow curios and golden gizmos in order to restore the stars to the heavens above. Players can also call in help from other characters like Fujio, Macho, Opeo, and others, and can compete with their friends for bragging rights through the game's leaderboards. Check out some of the title's new gameplay in the iOS and Android trailer featured below.
Amazing Katamari Damacy follows up on the series' previous mobile outing Touch My Katamari, which was a retooled version of the game that launched for the PlayStation Vita back in 2012. Unlike Touch My Katamari, Amazing Katamari Damacy has been designed specifically for the mobile platform, with Bandai Namco filing the trademark on the title back in 2016. The wait is over now, of course, and players can find Amazing Katamari Damacy available to download as a free-to-play title over on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
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