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The new game from the creator of Katamari Damacy looks just as brilliantly weird

So the new game from Katamari Damacy (opens in new tab) creator Keita Takahashi is just as mental as you would expect. Ridiculously cute and charming - which is exactly what happens when you put happy faces on sushi and mushrooms - Wattam is coming to PS4 next year.

Following the adventures of Mayor Wattam who, according to the PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab), is "a happy-go-lucky green cube with a spectacular bomb under its hat" the game is all about trying to put the world back together again. There's no rolling this time around to gather things together but exploding instead. Yes. Exactly.

Despite this sounding counterproductive, Funomena founder Robin Hunicke tries to explain how destroying things can rebuild the world. "By climbing, stacking, and chaining groups of people!" she says. "Once you have a big collection, you can detonate it using the Mayor and Deputies. This will attract people who are hanging out in space, searching for their long lost home. There will be several worlds to unlock, starting with the 4 Seasons."

"It is a bit strange — this idea of making a big BOOM in order to bring people closer together… but these explosions will be so stunning that anyone would want to get a closer look," says Hunicke. "By building crazy chains and stacks, and then blowing them up, you will fill the sky with joy. This is what unlocks new people, new levels and eventually new worlds to play in."

Chaining people together pre-explosion will also unlock musical landscapes within the world and multiple ways for characters to interact. It's all very sweet and suitably intriguing and if we can trust anyone to make this work it's Takahashi. Take a look at the new trailer below and more information will be released at E3 2015 (opens in new tab).

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.