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Tenya Wanya Teens is Katamari Creator’s Crazy New Game

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Posted on March 20, 2013 AT 12:27pm

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi and IGF chairman Brandon Boyer are set to debut their new game, Tenya Wanya Teens, at GDC next week.

According to a post on Boyer’s blog, Tenya Wanya Teens is “a game about trying desperately to not 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.” It’s also “a coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods.”

Bananas.

The title is a two-player party game played with 16-button custom arcade sticks. Prototypes of the arcade stick can be seen in the photo below.

Tenya Wanya Teens‘ will be scored by Takahash’s wife, former Namco composer Asuka Sakai.

Source: Venus Patrol

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