Na-Na-Nana…Namco Announces We Love Katamari has Gone Gold


Sequel to 2004’s Award-Winning "Katamari
Damacy(TM)" Rolls Closer to Shipping

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 29,
2005) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced
today that "We Love Katamari" has gone gold, which is scheduled to launch on
September 20th exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment
system. Last year’s release of "Katamari Damacy(TM)" attracted fans from all
over the cosmos, and these same fans will drive the brilliant storyline of the
sequel, "We Love Katamari."

In "We Love Katamari," players once
again meet the unforgettable King of All Cosmos, whose head may have grown even
larger due to all of the fan adoration he has received in the last year. He
seeks to reward his fans’ allegiance by fulfilling their requests for creating
new and bigger katamari’s. To do this, he has recruited his determined little
Prince, plus a host of the Prince’s wee cousins, to roll up everything in their
path – from koi fish and angels to gargantuan mountains and even international
landmarks like the Eiffel Tower.

"We Love Katamari" offers an all-new
two-player cooperative play mode, in which each player controls part of the
katamari. Communication between the players is key to devise strategies and
achieve their rolling objectives. An expanded battle mode has also returned that
includes three size scopes for more challenging head-to-head play.

“’Katamari Damacy’ was embraced with
an overwhelming reception last year, winning numerous awards for its innovative
style and concept,” said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director at Namco Hometek
Inc. “We hope ‘We Love Katamari’ will be equally well received by gamers and
applauded for its new level of originality and addictive gameplay.”

"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