Wattam, The New Title From The Creator Of Katamari Damacy, Finally Makes Its Return

Wattam, The New Title From The Creator Of Katamari Damacy, Finally Makes Its Return
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If you are a fan of the ultra-silly and endlessly entertaining games like Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, you’ve no doubt heard of Wattam by now. The game was original announced several years ago during the PlayStation Experience event in 2014 with a tentative release date of the same year.

Of course, 2014 came and went, and each year we were treated to a new teaser about the project with a “coming soon” label tacked on to each trailer. However, the game has been notably absent from any presentations over the past two years, but during today’s PlayStation State of Play stream, we finally got another look at the game, and it’s definitely intriguing.

Coming from the original creator of both Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, Keita Takahashi, Wattam has you taking on the role of various heroes as you play through the game’s four seasons, solving puzzles and making friends with a crazy assortment of colorful characters. As with the previously mentioned titles, Wattam is a wacky, surreal sandbox to play around in.

Throughout the game, you’ll encounter everything from a joyful toilet creature to mushrooms, all the way to characters made entirely of sushi. In order to make friends and solve each character’s problems, you’ll use a variety of different actions, including dancing, holding hands, and just running around and blowing stuff up. The focus of Wattam is exploration and experimentation, so how you approach the game is entirely up to you.

Not only can you tackle the puzzles and the world of Wattam by yourself, you can also bring along a friend. The game features drop in/drop out local co-op, so you can have another player join you and pretty much anytime during your play session. Considering the game is all about making friends, it’ll be nice to bring a real friend along for the ride.

The new trailer also gives a bit of a preview of the game’s soundtrack, which is definitely inspired by the poppy and jazzy tunes of the Katamari Damacy franchise. Based on the few trailers that we’ve seen up until this point, you can expect to be treated to a number of catchy tracks as you play through this new adventure.

So far, the game is shaping up to be every bit as crazy as its predecessors, and luckily, we don’t have to wait too much longer to finally get our hands on it. Wattam is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PC in December of this year.