Takahashi, a formally trained artist, famously expressed frustration with Namco's handling of the series he created, decrying the video game industry's emphasis on constant sequels over newly developed material. He resisted taking part in the sequel Everybody Loves Katamari, but relented when Namco threatened to release the game as a quick rehash. Since then he has refused to participate in development on further Katamari games. Today's news marks the first indication as to the identity of Takahashi's post-Katamari projects.
Nobi Nobi Boy is currently only known to be in development for the PlayStation 3. No other information, such as further gameplay details or a release date, has been revealed. Shacknews has sent inquiries to Namco Bandai for a response on the matter.