You may remember Wattam as the game that was showcased at E3 2015 where you can play as a toilet, climb trees, and eat your friends. Or maybe like myself, you know this game to be Keita Takahashi’s (creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy) latest project. Either way, this wacky adventure-action game is coming to PS4 and PC in just a few days, December 17, and its release has just gotten even wilder after today’s announcement.
Today, iam8bit and Annapurna Interactive announced that the PS4 release would be seeing a physical release of the game, as well as announcing a vinyl release of the game’s soundtrack. Both of these will be available for pre-order starting Thursday, December 12 at 10 a.m. PDT. You can pre-order these items online at iam8bit.com. The physical edition of the game will retail at $29.99 and the vinyl soundtrack will retail at $39.99.
On top of the announcement of the Wattam physical edition, it was announced that the game will come in three exclusive covers to collect: apple, sun, and sushi. Every physical copy of the game will come with an Original Instruction Manual written & illustrated by creator Keita Takahashi.
As a special surprise to those who buy either the Wattam physical edition or the vinyl soundtrack, a handful of randomly selected orders will receive a one-of-a-kind, original drawing by Keita Takahashi.
While I’m sure the physical copy of the game will look great among any collector’s shelf, I am personally most excited about the vinyl soundtrack. Very little is known about Wattam’s soundtrack, but if it is anything like Katamari Damacy it is sure to be spectacular.
Wattam describes its soundtrack as “Perfectly transporting listeners to an alternate realm of absolute glee, this soundtrack is actively jolly, yet surprisingly loungey, especially that infectiously – and instantly classic – theme song.” If that doesn’t get you excited to play this game, I don’t know what would… other than the fact that you can play as a toilet.
However, the Wattam physical edition of the game and the vinyl soundtrack will not release with the digital version of the game on Dec. 17. Items purchased on iam8bit.com are expected to ship in quarter 2 of next year, sometime between April and June.
You can pre-order your copy of the Wattam physical edition for PS4 and the vinyl soundtrack here.
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