Afrika to get European release?
- Posted September 29th, 2008 at 05:47 EDT by
- 13 Comments
Those French videogame sites are certainly pulling their weight nowadays. According to Play-3 Live (apologies for Google's shonky English version), snap-happy PlayStation 3 adventure game Afrika will be getting a European release, despite Sony's announcements to the contrary.
The news comes to you courtesy of the Photokina event in Cologne last week, at which Sony showed off an English language version of the game. Certain clued-up journalists enquired about this, and were told that Afrika would be hitting Europe in early 2009.
Released this August in Japan, Afrika is a distinctly non-violent proposition. You play a photojournalist hired to grab footage of animals wandering the African savannas. This essentially boils down to taking a balloon or jeep to your target - sorry, subject's pasturing grounds, aiming your rifle - sorry, camera, with the Sixaxis motion controls, and then pootling back to base with the resultant pics.
All of which makes for a refreshing change from the usual high-resolution alien stomping, face breaking or ball kicking. Let's hope Sony okays the rumour soon.
- 12:52am EDT - September 29th, 2008
what!?... this game was released in japan o'ready :S
- 1:07am EDT - September 29th, 2008
Rauland: Afrika was released in Japan august 28, (or 29)
- 2:37am EDT - September 29th, 2008
This is good news. I have been looking forward to this game, it looks so relaxing to play.
- 2:40am EDT - September 29th, 2008
Cool - I'm a big fan of action, but I don't mind these kind of games for a change of pace - I thought it was one of the more imaginative elements of that Ubisoft game that was good but didn't do so well commercially - main character Jade, with a pig called Peyj, but I've had a brainfade and can't remember the name of it!
- 2:41am EDT - September 29th, 2008
Nice. Looking forward to it.
- 3:34am EDT - September 29th, 2008
Cool,hopefully Sony will confirm this soon.@Axe99
I think you're referring to Beyond Good And Evil,a sequel is in the works btw.
- 5:39am EDT - September 29th, 2008
The game doesn't appeal to me however hope it get good reviews. looks relaxing.
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- 7:20am EDT - September 29th, 2008
There better be a NA release as well....having been to Africa, this would definitely be a game that I would enjoy
- 7:46am EDT - September 29th, 2008
the game looks good
but i think it has a strange gameplay
- 8:43am EDT - September 29th, 2008
yay! I was certainly hoping it would come over here.
- 10:56am EDT - September 29th, 2008
Not my thing, but I'll bet some amateur photographers would love to get their hands on it.
- 12:37pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
- 2:05pm EDT - September 29th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... very good news, i was hoping there would be a european release becasue this game looks really fresh and interesting to play
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