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Katamari Damacy takes over Google Chrome

It looks like the petit king in training has an unexpected fan. Over on Google Japan’s Twitter, the company dropped an Easter egg just in time for the We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie remaster. 

Have you seen it yet? Google dropped some hint’s on their Twitter page last week:


“There may be quite a few people who already know…?”


Released early this month, the beloved Japanese franchise ported the second game in the series, We Love Katamari Damacy, over to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch with an added twist.

To celebrate, at the time of writing this, everyone can play a Google-exclusive version of Katamari Damacy within the Chrome webpage. Searching for the series’ name in Chrome’s search bar will populate the typical top hits, but by closer inspection, you will find a ball on the right-hand side of the results page. Drag your mouse or finger across the screen and watch the ball scoop up words, featured images, and videos as you roll up and down the page.

Here’s what Bandai Namco has to say about the recent release: 

We Love Katamari Damacy has been powered up!

We Love Katamari Damacy, the second title in the Katamari series released in 2005, has been remastered. The graphics have been completely redesigned, and the in-game UI has been revamped to make it even easier to play. 

New additional features such as Royal Reverie are also available! New challenges have been added where you can roll around as the King in his boyhood! The days of hard study and intense training can all be rolled through in 5 all-new challenges.

In addition, a selfie mode has been added, allowing the Prince and his cousins to take quick photos while rolling through the stages!

Just like our tiny prince, you can create a large lump of collected items, or in this case keywords and subheaders. In We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie candy, animals, and even innocent bystanders are fair game.


Here’s how you can play Katamari Damacy for free on Google Chrome:

  • Type and search for one of these key phrases: Katamari, Katamari Damacy, Katamari Damacy soundtrack, We Love Katamari, We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie.
  • Click on the ball on the right-hand side of your screen (smartphone, device, or PC).
    • On PC you can drag the ball across the screen by clicking on it with your mouse or using the arrow keys.
    • On your phone or device, you can use the touchscreen and fling the ball across web results with a flick of your finger.
  • Have fun rolling over the screen and images and see how big you can get the ball of jumbled words.

Now, you have hours (hey, no judgment) of entertainment in front of you, just make sure to check Google Chrome before it’s gone!

Brianna Fox-Priest

Brianna Fox-Priest is a freelance journalist based in Tokyo. Covering video games and Japanese pop culture, her work can be seen in Otaku USA, Anime USA, Jotaku Network, and Sprudge.