"Katamari Damacy" Creator Teases New Game, "Tenya Wanya Teens"

Keita Takahashi's next developed in conjunction with event hoster Wild Rumpus

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi has definitely lived up to the standard of his oddball breakthrough series. Heck, a lot of people didn't even understand the wonderfully weird Noby Noby Boy, and now Takahashi is teasing his latest game, Tenya Wanya Teens

 

Takahashi mentioned last month that his next game would be created in conjunction with his company Uvula—which includes Takahashi and his wife, composer Asuka Sakia—and Wild Rumpus, a British group that hosts events and tournaments for multiplayer indie games. Tenya Wanya Teens is still set to make its debut at next week's Game Developers Conference, but Takahashi went ahead and let some tidbits slip out in advance. 

 

 

Tenya Wanya Teens is a game about growing up. Its description over at Venus Patrol pegs it as "a coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods… It's a game about trying desperately not to say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time—that universal struggle to maintain the façade of normality during the awkward transition from child- to adulthood." 

 

The party game is designed for two players, who each control it with special sixteen-button controllers. Here's a look at the prototypes being used prior to the completion of the real deluxe custom joysticks that will debut alongside Tenya Wanya Teens

 

 

Despite the oddball controller used to play Tenya Wanya Teens, they're still working on a way to bring the experience home, and will have updates on the official website and Twitter

 

Via MTV Multiplayer

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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