Sony renames Afrika 'Hakuna Matata' outside of Japan
- Posted July 31st, 2008 at 23:43 EDT by
- 32 Comments
Although it's still keeping the name Afrika for its Japanese release next month, Sony's photo safari game will be renamed for the rest of Asia, and quite possibly North America, if the game is ever to see a U.S. release. The new name? Hakuna Matata (translates to "no worries").
Why the name change? Sony has yet to make an official announcement. Perhaps they've changed the name for marketing reasons, aiming to capitalize on a title that has been made popular by a famous catch phrase from Disney's The Lion King. However, until further notice from Sony, we can only speculate.
Share your opinion on the name change in the comments section below.
- 6:47pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
lol and disney doesnt mind this?
- 6:52pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
ok, i felt a little gay just wanting to play a safari game, but now hakuna matata? i cannot see myself aking the guy at gamestop for hakuna matata.if this is real big mistake sony!!!
- 7:00pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
disney doesnt own the phrase hakuna matata they are from a real language thats like saying you own "no worries"
- 7:01pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
lol, i might get this just to see my dads expression when i say the name...
- 7:28pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
i bet u any money this is fan-made and like usual, psu grabs anything that looks official about a game and makes a page about a rumor.
- 7:44pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
Lol...thats all I can do...Lol
- 8:13pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
No way will I purchase a game called that. Certainly not. I would import.
- 8:16pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
No... just... no. They couldn't have found a better name, like maybe "Safari"??
- 8:31pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
I don't think this is true... shouldn't these kind of articles have a soruce? this is probably just a joke from someone...
- 8:35pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
- 8:37pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
This was obtained from PlayStation Asia's official website.
- 8:39pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
ill send my little sister to pick it up
- 10:23pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
i think this actually has potential to be decent, i imagine it could benefit greatly from DLC, although like most games it wont, the developers will take 6 months to give you a straw hat to wear on your safari.
- 10:28pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
I thought this was going to be a Japan only anyway?
- 10:34pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
They should have left it the way it was, Afrika was the main title for Safari experince.
- 11:20pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
I got a perfect name for this.... Poke'mon Snap HD
- 11:21pm EDT - July 31st, 2008
timone and pumba are gunna be p!ssed
- 12:14am EDT - August 1st, 2008
Bad move. A funny, bad move.
- 1:13am EDT - August 1st, 2008
Hakuna matata.... ow boy, I hate that song
- 1:35am EDT - August 1st, 2008
Hahahaha I can't stop laughing, this is hilarious I bet some people walking past the game will think it's 'The Lion King' hahahaha
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