Annapurna Interactive announced on Thursday that it is publishing Katamari Damacy game creator Keita Takahashi, video game designer Robin Hunicke, annd developer Funomena's Wattam game. The company is taking over publishing from Sony Interactive Entertainment. While previously listed only for PlayStation 4, the game is now listed as coming to "consoles" and PC.
Annapurna Interactive describes the game:
From the imaginations of Keita Takahashi (creator of Katamari Damacy) and developer Funomena comes the weird, wild, wacky, whimsical world of Wattam.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS: The Mayor invites you to explore the colorful world of Wattam and bond with over 100 unique and carefree characters. The connections you form open a treasure chest of possibilities - playing, switching, stacking, climbing, chasing, floating, exploding and/or dancing all in the name of fun.
EXPERIENCE JOYFUL EXPLOSIONS: The Mayor loves creating colorful explosions. The more joyful the explosion, the more characters will come and play.
EXPLORE AWESOME MUSIC: Each character in Wattam has their own unique melody. Characters can also chain together to create whimsical mashups.
HAVE ENDLESS ADVENTURES: Discover what's possible when you abandon all preconceived notions about what it means to play in games. Learn about the different origins of Wattam's citizens, then work together with them to solve weird puzzles, celebrate special events and explore your imagination to its fullest.
Takahashi first developed the idea of "making connections between different types of things" with his friend Vikram. The title comes from both Japanese and Tamil words for “making a circle” or “making a loop.”
Takahashi's Katamari Damacy rolling puzzle game inspired seven sequels in North America and Japan for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and mobile devices. He also directed and designed Noby Noby Boy and Tenya Wanya Teens.