Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi unveiled his next game, sort of, with a very short teaser trailer that raises more questions than it answers.
The teaser presented at the Annapurna Showcase opens with the logo of Uvula, which Takahashi co-founded in 2010. This Uvula transforms into a real uvula, a tongue on the roof of your mouth attached to a 3D cartoon character who is fast asleep. The character soon wakes up to the licking of a very cute and very fluffy dog.
The brief trailer closes with the promise of “more great stuff” and the little cartoon dog asks “when?” and where?”.
Takahashi is best known for directing Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, the first of the game’s many sequels. His next project was the wild, semi-multiplayer game Noby Noby Boy for PS3.
Since then, he has brought his charming, whimsical game design to various indie titles. His latest project was Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure, one of 24 games included in the first season of the Playdate console.
Perhaps Takahashi’s most notable project after Katamari is Wattam, which came out in 2019 for PC and PlayStation 4. This game was first announced in 2014 and has come a long, long way to launch – let’s hope we don’t have to wait that long for what’s next. information about the new game.