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Name Atlus' Next Brawler

And before you try it, let's just assume they won't choose "Persona 5" as its name.

Atlus has announced plans to release Kenka Bancho 3: Zenkoku Seiha in North America sometime in early 2010. The game is a PSP brawler originally released by Spike in Japan last year.

Here's a trailer for the Japanese release:

OK, so Atlus is bringing it out over here. Great. But there's a catch. It doesn't have a name, so the company's opening it up and letting people like you vote on a new name. Here are the details on the its survey.

Kenka Bancho 3 for PSP system, coming early next year, puts players in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, and includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action... all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

"So what does 'Kenka Bancho' mean?" you suddenly ask.  Good question! "Bancho" is a Japanese term for someone who's in charge because he's the meanest, toughest, strongest dude around. 

"Kenka" means "fighting," making the entire title the equivalent of "Awesome Master of Badass Beating-Up-People Guys."  (You can see why we need your help here.)  So, in short, the game is all about you proving yourself as the baddest hombre in town, accomplished by putting your fist as ungently as possible into the faces and guts of your opponents.

Other features and gameplay aspects of note:

-  Choose your prefecture and take on over 47 bancho rivals on your quest to be Japan's #1 bancho!
-  Find new hand-to-hand fighting techniques by trashing punks all over town! 
-  Earn hidden awards for discovering a variety of playing styles!
-  Discover hidden events and characters!
-  New Game+ your way to the ultimate beatdowns! 
-  Play it your way - participate in the storyline or explore the city while beating up thugs for the limited time you have on vacation. It's up to you!
-  Make your own bancho with hundreds of clothing, hair, and facial combinations!
-  Stock up on a wide variety of weapons and items! 
-  Take a friend along and share the pain with the 2-player cooperative mode!

Do you feel better-versed about Kenka Bancho 3 now?  Good, because next we're going to ask you which title you feel would be the best fit for the game...


The available names include nine total names, like "Kenka Bancho" and "Badass." I think it'd be pretty badass to have a game named Badass, but I don't think that's a great fit. Anyway, if you're passionate about badassness, you may want to visit the survey for yourself. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
Atlus has announced plans to release Kenka Bancho 3: Zenkoku Seiha in North America sometime in early 2010. The game is a PSP brawler originally released by Spike in Japan last year.

Here's a trailer for the Japanese release:

OK, so Atlus is bringing it out over here. Great. But there's a catch. It doesn't have a name, so the company's opening it up and letting people like you vote on a new name. Here are the details on the its survey.

Kenka Bancho 3 for PSP system, coming early next year, puts players in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, and includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action... all in the name of pride and bragging rights.

"So what does 'Kenka Bancho' mean?" you suddenly ask.  Good question! "Bancho" is a Japanese term for someone who's in charge because he's the meanest, toughest, strongest dude around. 

"Kenka" means "fighting," making the entire title the equivalent of "Awesome Master of Badass Beating-Up-People Guys."  (You can see why we need your help here.)  So, in short, the game is all about you proving yourself as the baddest hombre in town, accomplished by putting your fist as ungently as possible into the faces and guts of your opponents.

Other features and gameplay aspects of note:

-  Choose your prefecture and take on over 47 bancho rivals on your quest to be Japan's #1 bancho!
-  Find new hand-to-hand fighting techniques by trashing punks all over town! 
-  Earn hidden awards for discovering a variety of playing styles!
-  Discover hidden events and characters!
-  New Game+ your way to the ultimate beatdowns! 
-  Play it your way - participate in the storyline or explore the city while beating up thugs for the limited time you have on vacation. It's up to you!
-  Make your own bancho with hundreds of clothing, hair, and facial combinations!
-  Stock up on a wide variety of weapons and items! 
-  Take a friend along and share the pain with the 2-player cooperative mode!

Do you feel better-versed about Kenka Bancho 3 now?  Good, because next we're going to ask you which title you feel would be the best fit for the game...


The available names include nine total names, like "Kenka Bancho" and "Badass." I think it'd be pretty badass to have a game named Badass, but I don't think that's a great fit. Anyway, if you're passionate about badassness, you may want to visit the survey for yourself.
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Posted by Nizzleworth

Persona 4

Posted by MjHealy

Hmmm.... a brawler Endurance Run?

Posted by Skyr795

Hehe, I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

Posted by Imissthecommodore64

Super Happy fun happy punch punch time.

Posted by Bigandtasty

Among those choices, Badass

Edited by Tirrandir

I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble.  It seemed like the best choice, IMO.

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler

Why is the trailer music so depressing

Posted by geirr

Some day I'll be the "Awesome Master of Badass Beating-Up-People Guys."

Posted by Linkyshinks

Baddass Brawl 3: Bruised Anus





Posted by DrFoxbard

Super Fight Man 3: Origins

Posted by Suicrat

Honestly, the title they said they couldn't go with is better than all of the options they provided.

Posted by MasterSquirrel

Kenka Bancho: Nutcracker

Posted by Ghostin

Bancho - Sometimes you Just have to Kick someone in the Head.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

Hit Face Cool Man : Diamond-ruby Fantasy

Posted by de_la_penta

Bancho Nino

Posted by DannyJ

Reminds me of Cromartie High School, if CHS wasnt completely random.

Posted by CowMuffins

Bancho Royale. With cheese.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Baddest Hombre 3

Posted by Jeremy_x

Persona 5 Origins: The New Legend of Teddie

Posted by oraknabo

King Fist of Fight Mountain

Posted by slantedwindows

this is the best song i will hear today!

Posted by natsumesosexy

Yankii Panky.

Posted by LeadNinja

Release more of your Japanese crazyness on my Microsoft Box, Atlus.

Posted by onimonkii

Brawlin Outta Control

Edited by Southgrove

Kenka Bancho = Kinky Bukakke Pimp Smackin'

EDIT: Kinky Bukakke Pimp Smacking a.k.a. Kinky Bukakke Fisting Tournament

Posted by AggroCraig

Dude. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. Awesome name.

Posted by DavidSnakes

I feel like Atlus has come out of nowhere and quickly earned, maybe not a big name in gaming, but a great reputation and possibly a replacement for the out-of-touch Square-Enix.

Edited by Weatherman

"the Tunoku challenge"

Posted by MeatSim

I like the idea of a game named Badass just go with that, that is a great name.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Kenka Bancho: Let's Fighting Love!

Posted by davedave24

I'd combine two options and go with Fist of the Badass if i had my druthers

Posted by jj984jj

I still haven't picked up Tokyo Beat Down.

Edited by FlipperDesert
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Pummeler.

@Skyr795
said:
" Hehe, I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble "

And let's face it, you'd be a fool if you didn't voters! At least, it should have badass in the name somewhere. :(
Posted by rhombus

Their choices are all pretty horrible, and they seem pretty attached to the word "bancho" even though it has no relevance or significance to an American consumer.

I personally chose Turf Wars, but I think combining that name with a name that reflects its Japaneseness, without using a random, meaningless Japanese word would be far more ideal. Like Turf Wars: Tokyo Rumble or something like that.

Posted by oathblivion

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble FTW.

Posted by CrashTanuki
@jj984jj: You should continue to not pick it up.
Posted by Artemis_D

Like A Boss.

Posted by JJOR64

Quick Fact:  Spike also made Dragonball Z Tenkaichi.

Posted by HeyLookIJust

Totally voted for Badass, I don't care if it doesn't fit! I just want a video game named Badass

Posted by DrRandle

How about "Terrible Soundtrack! Fight for Bad Music!"

Posted by FCKSNAP
@DavidSnakes said:
" I feel like Atlus has come out of nowhere and quickly earned, maybe not a big name in gaming, but a great reputation and possibly a replacement for the out-of-touch Square-Enix. "
I've liked them since the 90's, but I think they've earned a bigger rep in the US and EU when they started picking up more licenses and made a pretty big push to have awesome localization.
Posted by DrJota

How about The King of Town.....

Posted by Aaox

I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. I don't even want this game, and that name makes me interested.

Posted by LordAndrew

I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble.

Posted by ApertureSilence

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song!

Edited by MrKlorox

ah, mine didnt post.

Fister of Faces
Kickass Badass
Thug Tourney
Beat Boss
Nifty Nippon Ninja Knockin'


To me, it must be cheesy and alliterated for maximum effect.

Posted by Zoombini

Fighting Pain: The road to Ultimate Punching.

You know it makes sense.

Edited by JeffGoldblum

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Posted by Red

King Bancho, or maybe, Bancho King?

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