What came as a huge surprise for many, Bandai Namco has announced that Katamari Damacy Reroll, a remastered port of the original title in the classic, quirky series, is heading to the Nintendo Switch.
While Katamari Damacy Reroll might not be a new game in the franchise, as some might have hoped, it won't be a simple port either. The title will look much better than it did back in 2004, and will utilize the Joy-Con motion controls, as well as support HD rumble–all of which should add some interesting twists to the original.
Players can also test their rolling skills in multiplayer battles using a single Joy-Con controller each player. Katamari Damacy Reroll will hit the Nintendo eShop on November 30, with a physical edition releasing shortly after on December 7, so gamers will be able to get rolling in time for the holidays.
Launching alongside Katamari Damacy Reroll is the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, who also got a moment to shine during the Nintendo Direct event with a new character announcement. The sweet, floppy-eared secretary from Animal Crossing, Isabelle, will be joining the fray. This addition certainly comes as a surprise to many, but judging from her trailer, she seems like a capable fighter. She will play similarly to Villager, in that she'll utilize certain items and actions from the Animal Crossing games to battle.
For those who'd rather see Isabelle and her fellow animal denizens in a more relaxed setting, then expect to see them in the new Animal Crossing coming to Switch. The title was revealed during the Nintendo event, though there was very little information disclosed outside of a 2019 release window. What we do know is it's a mainline entry in the series, which should please longtime fans. More on the game will likely be released in subsequent Nintendo Directs, so stay tuned, and be prepared to once again owe Tom Nook a tremendous debt some time next year.
Katamari Damacy Reroll will release on November 30, 2018 in the Nintendo Switch eShop. Physical copies of the game release on December 7, 2018 for Nintendo Switch and PC.