We somehow managed to resist Pac-Man World Rally
, but we aren't sure how many times we're going to be able to see the Prince in games and keep our wallets holstered. We love Katamari Damacy
like nothing else, and it's all we can do to remind ourselves that series creator Keita Takahashi is no longer making Katamari
games, and that the Prince has become a Namco franchise character rather than a labor of love.
Still, seeing a "Princesaurus" in Dragon Tamer: Sound Spirit
weakens our resolve. It doesn't matter what the game actually is
(a monster-breeding/fighting game that uses sound inputs to generate monsters), we have a hard time saying no to that little face. It has an attack called "Katamari on the Rock" as well. If anyone had told us back in the day that Katamari Damacy
would be a strong enough property that Namco would use it to promote other games, we'd have either laughed or given that person a sincere hug.