Katamari Creator Speaks On His Dislikes Of Wii

The much praised Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi has once again spoke out on his intense dislike of the Nintendo Wii. This time his anger steams from the Wii having a funny controller.

In an recent interview with Gamasutra, Takahashi said: “I’m not really interested in [the Wii]. I don’t think a controller should have that much influence on the enjoyment of games. “I see what [Nintendo is] trying to do, but they’re putting such emphasis on the controller: ‘Woah, this controller lets you do this!’, and I’m thinking – are you messing with us? So, there’s nothing I really want to do with it right now.”

After his Wii bashing he also reiterated that he is not to keen to do any more Katamari games. But despite suggestions from Namco that they won’t carry on without him, Takahashi reckons otherwise. When asked if he was glad the series had ended, he replied: “Sure! Though I don’t know that it’s over. I know I won’t be working on it right now, but I think Namco will probably continue it. It’s still a viable franchise. I had nothing to do with the PSP version, so clearly they can keep making them on their own. So yeah, I won’t be having anything to do with it anymore, but Katamari is not finished.

When question on what he plans to do next he said “All I can say is that it’ll be on a next-gen console, and uh, it will be fun! That’s all I can say, We’re really trying to push boundaries with it. It may not sell as well as Katamari, but I guess we’ll see.