The ever-smart Shack News has pointed out The Rabbit Snare, a good site translating lengthy Japanese-language interviews with important game designers and random game crazies, and of which we had not heard until now!

For starters, there's 'Secrets Of The Katamari', translating an old Dengeki Online interview with Keita Takahashi in fine style, explaining of Katamari Damacy: "Specifically, I think it was going to be an action game with some driving elements in it. I thought up the King and the Prince as part of that game’s back-story. And, well, it was rejected, of course…(laughs). It’d always seemed like a waste of a good idea to me, so when we started development on Katamari Damacy, I thought it might be possible to use it this time around."

Oh yeah, and he also translated the voiceover/text for the Ultimate Ghosts N Goblins promo movie, which would have been really useful when we were watching it: "I was taking it easy, you know... I left Demonville, where I had fought for so long, and was living on my own out in a backwater town... You know…back in Demonville, I’d been busting my butt day in and day out... So I started to think that it might be nice to just loosen up and not take things so seriously." Yay, awesome.