EA Declares: We Love Katamari


Chertsey, UK – 11th August 05
–Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment
software company today announced plans to co-publish Namco’s We  (Love)
KatamariTM in PAL territories. We  Katamari will be available exclusively
for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in early 2006. We 
Katamari sees the return of the pocket-sized Prince and his merry band of multi-coloured
cousins under the watchful eye of his Exalted Smugness, the King of All Cosmos.

"At last, the time has come for our
fans in Europe to enjoy We  Katamari," said Keita Takahashi, the game’s
Director at Namco. "I am so excited about this! Basically, this is a silly game
that doesn’t involve a whole lot of thinking, but if you will just laugh and
sing along as you roll, roll and roll, I’m sure you will find it to be a lot of

STORY INTERLUDE… Ever since Stars
were returned to the sky, the King has been the people’s favourite. Each day,
his Fans get more and more enthusiastic in their requests.

"I’d like more things to be rolled
up!" "I want that to be rolled up too!" "Do something with this!"

You see, in the previous episode the
King formed Stars, but only enough to go around the Earth and not enough for the
entire solar system. If you’re the King of the Cosmos, that’s a matter of grave
concern. So, following the King’s orders, the Prince, well…he’s gone into a
katamari-rolling frenzy as a way to thank the Fans and restore the neglected
parts of the solar system. Godspeed, O Prince, and may your quest be a worthy

Katamari, players must fulfil Fans’ requests and roll up all manner of clutter
from a variety of everyday locations around Earth. With hundreds of object types
to collect, the Prince’s katamari-rolling knows no limits. From London buses to
the Taj Mahal, and pigeons to policemen, nothing and nobody are safe from the
Prince and his ever-expanding clump. We ♥ Katamari is wrapped up in a unique
graphical style with an inimitable soundtrack featuring some of Japan’s most
loved artists. You’ll be humming "ka-ta-ma-ri-da-ma-shi-i" in your home, your
car and even your boardroom!

With over 40 Fan requests to
complete, a brand-new 2 player Co-operative Mode and the chance to roll up your
friends in Battle Mode, We ♥ Katamari will have you smiling and singing for
hours. Never has surreal seemed so normal.

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