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Yakuza 3 for PS3 is Coming to Europe and North America in 2010

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240w ago - Today SEGA's Online Community Manager Kevin Eva has confirmed rumors that Yakuza 3 for PS3 is coming to Europe and North America in 2010, with [Register or Login to view links] already taking pre-orders.

To quote: Hi guys I'm Kevin, Online Community Manager at [Register or Login to view links] and known to those in the SEGA fraternity as ArchangelUK (or AAUK for short) pleased to meet you.

One of my responsibilities as it were is dealing with our classic franchises, so I'm especially delighted to be able to at last confirm something that we've been working on for what seems like forever.

YAKUZA 3 IS COMING TO THE WEST!





Yes indeed, Europe and America will be getting the chance to take on the mantle of Kiryu Kazuma this time battling the Ryudo Ikka, and once again Yakuza will be an exclusive for the PlayStation 3.

Yakuza (or Ryu ga Gotoku as its known in the East) has a highly dedicated fanbase and the series has a very hardcore following over on this side of the globe. Yakuza 3 has already sold over half a...
 

3D Dot Game Heroes Confirmed for PS3 in North America

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246w ago - Just over a month ago we saw the debut trailer for the PS3 exclusive 3D Dot Game Heroes.

As one of the most promising PlayStation 3 exclusive games in Japan, 3D Dot Game Heroes is apparently being localized for North America.

Sony just posted the following message on their official [Register or Login to view links] page, to quote:

"No need to import - 3D Dot Game Heroes for PS3 is DEFINITELY coming to NA! Spread the word, more to come."

The publisher and release date is still unknown. Still, it is great seeing a unique game like 3D Dot Game Heroes be made available to a worldwide audience.
 

Japanese Brawler Kenka Bancho 3 to Hit PSPs in North America

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262w ago - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today revealed that it has secured the publishing rights to Kenka Bancho 3, a Japanese beat'em up for PSP system.

The game, which puts players in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

Press Release: ATLUS TO BRING JAPANESE BRAWLER KENKA BANCHO 3TM FOR PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) SYSTEM TO NORTH AMERICA; FANS TO BE GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO NAMING PROCESS

What's in a name? You tell us.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 7, 2009 - In an unprecedented move for the publisher, Atlus will look to fan input in the process of choosing a title for the game's North American release.

"Kenka Bancho 3 is a terrific brawler with all the action and humor PSP system owners crave," said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus. "That said, the game is also called Kenka Bancho 3, which, without translation, may not be the most intuitive title for non-Japanese speaking gamers.

Therefore, we're going to open things up for our fans to help us pick the game's new North American title. We wouldn't be in this situation if my suggestion for the title, Buncha Banchos, had been accepted," Jabbari added...
 

Confirmed: MAG PS3 BETA to Hit Both North America and Europe

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262w ago - MAG Franchise Producer Shijima previously [Register or Login to view links] that MAG's beta would only be available to Europeans.

However, thanks to clarification from SCEA representative AbigaleSS non-European PS3 owners have reason to be relieved, as follows:

Apparently, the post was worded incorrectly. It was most likely meant to say "tested by the Beta Trial community only, in Europe."

AbigaleSS from the official [Register or Login to view links] had this to say regarding Shijima's post:

"I just wanted to clear up any misunderstandings about Shijima's post on the European forum. His comments were directed to his community and it is a mistake to think that the Beta will only be comprised of Europeans.

We will be releasing more information on the Beta for MAG in the future, but we can confirm that it will include users from North America. I know some of you already assumed that but I wanted to make sure you had the official word on it."
 

Afrika for PlayStation 3 is Finally Coming to North America

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268w ago - Natsume announced today that they are bringing the PS3 title Afrika to North America this fall finally.

To quote: Developed by Rhino Studios, Afrika is a photography simulator with adventure elements.

Boasting licenses from Sony and National Geographic (to name a few), Afrika places you in the vast African wilderness as you attempt to capture images of the various animals and plants with your trusty camera.

Afrika is divided into several different modes, though all of them revolve around the "one with nature" design theme. The Safari mode is divvied into three parts: the Safari Game, the Photo Gallery and the Big Game Trophy mode. The GEO Afrika section of the game is also split into three segments: the Afrika Field Guide, the National Geographic Library and the Afrika Viewer.

The Safari Game is the bread and butter of the Afrika experience. In it, you'll choose between a male or female photographer and set up a large tent in the African wild, which serves as your base of operations. Here, you can sort through your various cameras and lenses, study maps of the surrounding environments and check your PC for email and more.

Emails are the key to accepting missions in Afrika, and missions are the primary gameplay component of the experience. You'll be tasked with pursing...
 
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