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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  Edited By Jeff  Staff
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  Edited By Nizzleworth

Persona 4

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#3  Edited By MjHealy

Hmmm.... a brawler Endurance Run?

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#4  Edited By Skyr795

Hehe, I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

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Super Happy fun happy punch punch time.

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#6  Edited By Bigandtasty

Among those choices, Badass

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#7  Edited By Tirrandir

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

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#8  Edited By WreckinRodRumbler

Why is the trailer music so depressing

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#9  Edited By geirr

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

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#10  Edited By Linkyshinks

Baddass Brawl 3: Bruised Anus





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#11  Edited By DrFoxbard

Super Fight Man 3: Origins

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#12  Edited By Suicrat

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

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#13  Edited By MasterSquirrel

Kenka Bancho: Nutcracker

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#14  Edited By Ghostin

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

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#15  Edited By MeierTheRed

Hit Face Cool Man : Diamond-ruby Fantasy

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#16  Edited By opentheharbors

Bancho Nino

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#17  Edited By DannyJ

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

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#18  Edited By CowMuffins

Bancho Royale. With cheese.

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#19  Edited By digital_sin

Baddest Hombre 3

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#20  Edited By Jeremy_x

Persona 5 Origins: The New Legend of Teddie

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#21  Edited By oraknabo

King Fist of Fight Mountain

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#22  Edited By slantedwindows

this is the best song i will hear today!

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#23  Edited By natsumesosexy

Yankii Panky.

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#24  Edited By LeadNinja

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

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#25  Edited By frankxiv

Brawlin Outta Control

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#26  Edited By Southgrove

Kenka Bancho = Kinky Bukakke Pimp Smackin'

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

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#27  Edited By AggroCraig

Dude. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. Awesome name.

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#28  Edited 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.

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#29  Edited By Weatherman

"the Tunoku challenge"

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#30  Edited By MeatSim

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

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#31  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Kenka Bancho: Let's Fighting Love!

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#32  Edited By davedave24

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

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#33  Edited By jj984jj

I still haven't picked up Tokyo Beat Down.

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#34  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. :(
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#35  Edited 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.

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#36  Edited By oathblivion

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble FTW.

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#37  Edited By CrashTanuki
@jj984jj: You should continue to not pick it up.
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#38  Edited By harrisonave

Like A Boss.

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#39  Edited By JJOR64

Quick Fact:  Spike also made Dragonball Z Tenkaichi.

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#40  Edited By HeyLookIJust

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

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#41  Edited By DrRandle

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

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#42  Edited 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.
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#43  Edited By DrJota

How about The King of Town.....

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#44  Edited By aaox

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

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#45  Edited By LordAndrew

I chose Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble.

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#46  Edited By ApertureSilence

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song!

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#47  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.

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#48  Edited By Zoombini

Fighting Pain: The road to Ultimate Punching.

You know it makes sense.

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#49  Edited By jeffgoldblum

Star Wars VII: George Lucas Needs a New Mansion

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#50  Edited By Red

King Bancho, or maybe, Bancho King?

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