Namco Bandai is getting on the DSi download train over in Japan, converting its popular roll-‘em-up game Katamari into a cut down DLC.
Korogashi Puzzle Katamari Damacy involves stacking, rather than rolling, as all manner of celestial objects fall from the heavens before the King of Cosmos. Astute pocket gamers will notice a distinct similarity to Tetris in the game style.
You remember. Tetris. It’s been the biggest seller on all of Nintendo’s handhelds since... forever. Tetris. Korogashi Puzzle Katamari Damacy is Tetris. What’s wrong with just having a Tetris game on DSiWare?
Well, one reason Korogashi Puzzle Katamari Damacy might win out over Tetris is in the musical score. Apparently this new DSiWare game will be making good use of Vocaloid ‘star’ Hatsune Miku in a splendid fan-boy anthem called Katamari of Love.
For those who don’t speak J-nerd, Vocaloid is a singing synthesiser that allows musicians (usually Japanese ones) to manufacture a vocalist by typing lyrics into the software.
One of the most popular vocal packs in Vocaloid is that of Hatsune Miku (which roughly translates as ‘first voice of the future’), and was built by sampling the Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita.
So there we are. It’s great to hear that DSiWare is making a start, it’s just a shame it’s not as original it could’ve been. To cheer you up, here’s Hatsune Miku singing Ievan Polkka. Swing your pants!Destructoid