Need another reason to pick up a freshly-announced DSi? Here’s what we know via the grey market underground of early-breaking news from Japan’s Weekly Famitsu magazine: on March 25th, the DSi’s downloadable game service DSiWare will see the addition of a new 500 Point ($5) puzzle game from Namco Bandai based on everybody’s favorite Katamari Damacy.
Instead of the stylus-rolling game everyone thought they wanted, though, Korogashi Puzzle Katamari Damacy will be a block puzzle game where players will make “sets” of the same “things” you’ve rolled up into stars a million times before, which then are, as best I can tell, ejected out into a black hole. (As 1UP smartly points out, the game appears to be a re-skinned version of Namco’s underdog puzzler Pac-Attack.)
The only other tidbit Famitsu has let slip for now is that the ending theme will be “performed” by Yamaha’s Vocaloid2 speech synthesis singing “star” Hatsune Miku made famous by endless versions of popular songs spread on Japan’s version of YouTube, NicoNicoDouga (hear her version of Portal‘s ‘Still Alive’).
We’ll have more on the game later this week or early next, as more above-the-level information hits the Japanese press sites.
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