Katamari Damacy for the PlayStation Vita Has Squeezing and Stretching

The PlayStation Vita would be incomplete without the release of a new Katamari Damacy title. Answering the call of Sony executives and gamers everywhere, Namco Bandai has since announced its plans to release a new Katamari Damacy game for the device.

In Katamari Damacy, the ever-growing ball that's made up of odd items will be improved even more with the addition of a new feature that makes full use of the rear touchpad on the PlayStation Vita. This gameplay feature allows the player to stretch the ball either horizontally or vertically to pick up more objects at once, or squeeze it through narrow gaps, allowing for new variations in maps and gameplay.

The new Katamari Damacy, which remains a work-in-progress and has yet to receive an official name, is expected to be a launch title, and will be released around the same time that the PlayStation Vita hits the store shelves.