The following is a press release from Namco
Hometek, courtesy of Kohnke Communications:
"WE LOVE KATAMARI(TM)" DESKTOP BUDDY
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT OFFICIAL WEB SITE
The Prince and His Cousins Roll onto Computers Everywhere
with Downloadable Presents, Breaking Game News
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 29, 2005) – Leading video
games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today announced
that a "We Love Katamari(TM)" desktop buddy program
is available for download from the game’s official web site,
A small file that visitors can download for free from the
site, the desktop buddy will roll around the user’s monitor
as the Prince or one of his many cousins, providing the latest
game news and updates for additional buddy accessories. Site
members will be given access to special presents provided
by the King of All Cosmos, allowing them to roll in style,
while their buddy announces the latest news, contests and
updates at the official "We Love Katamari" site. Players
can also visit the site to submit fan art that will be commented
on by the King.
The sequel to the critically acclaimed "Katamari Damacy(TM),"
"We Love Katamari" continues the series’ trademark
rolling action with original levels and objectives, an innovative
cooperative mode for two players and an entirely new soundtrack
of original songs. Players will roll as the Prince or one
of his cousins through new levels such as a campground with
a burning Katamari, a dark field with fireflies that the Prince
must roll up to bring light to a studious nature lover and
even the bottom of a lake filled with fish, shells and the
hooks of hopeful fisherman. For the first time in the series,
players can roll with a friend in the game’s cooperative mode,
each controlling one side of the Katamari and using teamwork
to achieve objectives and appease the mercurial King of the
Cosmos. "We Love Katamari" is now available in stores everywhere
for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and
carries an MSRP of $29.99.
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco
Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment
industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is
an award-winning video games publisher for next generation
game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest
video game franchises: "Tekken(R)," "SOULCALIBUR(R),"
"Dead to Rights(R)," "Pac-Man World(TM)," "Ridge
Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)."
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"TEKKEN(R)," "SOULCALIBUR(R)," "PAC-MAN
WORLD(TM)", "PAC-MAN(R)", "Ridge Racer(R)",
"Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)" are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States
and/or other countries. "Dead to Rights(TM)" is a trademark
or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
"We Love Katamari(TM)" & (C) 2003 2005 Namco Ltd.,
All Rights Reserved.
"Katamari Damacy(TM)" & (C) 2003 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS
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of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.