Saw over on Destructoid that CVG has unverified reports out a France-based event held by Sony's digital camera division that put an English version of the publisher's PS3 photo-safari-Pokemon-Snap-without-the-Pokemon game, Afrika, on display for the attending press. The rest of the report goes on to say that Sony reps claimed the game would be out in Europe in 2009.
This is great news. We imported the Japanese version of the game and I watch Ryan fumble his way through Japanese menus until he was able to snap terrible pictures of zebras. The game seems kind of bad, actually, but that's part of its charm. Perhaps this will eventually lead to a North American release, but thanks to the PS3's open stance on region lockouts, the 14 of us who care about the game could probably just get away with importing it. Or, in my case, re-importing it.
Read Ryan's impressions of the game for more information.