Name Atlus' Next Brawler

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Posted by Jeff (5243 posts) -
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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#1 Posted by Jeff (5243 posts) -
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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#2 Posted by Nizzleworth (257 posts) -

Persona 4

#3 Posted by MjHealy (1951 posts) -

Hmmm.... a brawler Endurance Run?

#4 Posted by Skyr795 (14 posts) -

Hehe, I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

#5 Posted by Imissthecommodore64 (4 posts) -

Super Happy fun happy punch punch time.

#6 Posted by Bigandtasty (3138 posts) -

Among those choices, Badass

#7 Edited by Tirrandir (222 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by WreckinRodRumbler (125 posts) -

Why is the trailer music so depressing

#9 Posted by geirr (2834 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by Linkyshinks (11407 posts) -

Baddass Brawl 3: Bruised Anus





#11 Posted by DrFoxbard (41 posts) -

Super Fight Man 3: Origins

#12 Posted by Suicrat (3829 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by MasterSquirrel (56 posts) -

Kenka Bancho: Nutcracker

#14 Posted by Ghostin (412 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by MeierTheRed (5005 posts) -

Hit Face Cool Man : Diamond-ruby Fantasy

#16 Posted by de_la_penta (13 posts) -

Bancho Nino

#17 Posted by DannyJ (449 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by CowMuffins (1781 posts) -

Bancho Royale. With cheese.

#19 Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN (1852 posts) -

Baddest Hombre 3

#20 Posted by Jeremy_x (450 posts) -

Persona 5 Origins: The New Legend of Teddie

#21 Posted by oraknabo (1567 posts) -

King Fist of Fight Mountain

#22 Posted by slantedwindows (282 posts) -

this is the best song i will hear today!

#23 Posted by natsumesosexy (79 posts) -

Yankii Panky.

#24 Posted by LeadNinja (298 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by onimonkii (2520 posts) -

Brawlin Outta Control

#26 Edited by Southgrove (360 posts) -

Kenka Bancho = Kinky Bukakke Pimp Smackin'

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

#27 Posted by AggroCraig (56 posts) -

Dude. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. Awesome name.

#28 Posted by DavidSnakes (699 posts) -

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.

#29 Edited by Weatherman (37 posts) -

"the Tunoku challenge"

#30 Posted by MeatSim (10983 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5272 posts) -

Kenka Bancho: Let's Fighting Love!

#32 Posted by davedave24 (23 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by jj984jj (310 posts) -

I still haven't picked up Tokyo Beat Down.

#34 Edited by FlipperDesert (2130 posts) -
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. :(
#35 Posted by rhombus (15 posts) -

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.

#36 Posted by oathblivion (31 posts) -

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble FTW.

#37 Posted by CrashTanuki (331 posts) -
@jj984jj: You should continue to not pick it up.
#38 Posted by Artemis_D (830 posts) -

Like A Boss.

#39 Posted by JJOR64 (19514 posts) -

Quick Fact:  Spike also made Dragonball Z Tenkaichi.

#40 Posted by HeyLookIJust (34 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by DrRandle (1376 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by FCKSNAP (2337 posts) -
@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.
#43 Posted by DrJota (718 posts) -

How about The King of Town.....

#44 Posted by Aaox (1713 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble.

#46 Posted by ApertureSilence (1180 posts) -

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song!

#47 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by Zoombini (69 posts) -

Fighting Pain: The road to Ultimate Punching.

You know it makes sense.

#49 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3762 posts) -

Star Wars VII: George Lucas Needs a New Mansion

#50 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

King Bancho, or maybe, Bancho King?

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