Elephants on roller skates!? Localize this game already....

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#1 Posted by pekoe212 (524 posts) -

Anyone else hoping Tokyo Jungle makes it out of Japan? Every time I read more information about it, it just gets crazier. Playing as a Pomeranian? Fighting dinosaurs?! Now we learn you can equip your elephant with roller skates so it moves faster? I WANT THIS SO BAD. Just look at the cover art! I'd buy it just for that.

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#2 Edited by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1773 posts) -

Someone on the EU PSN twitter said it's coming over here, no word on an NA release. 
 
But yes, this is actually GOTY 2012 material.
 
New trailer: 
  

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#3 Posted by Bollard (7609 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Alright, I'm in.

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#4 Edited by pekoe212 (524 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish: That trailer is awesome! Perfectly captures the absurdity and awesomeness of this game's premise. I would have just posted this rather than trying to explain the game if I'd known about it. lol

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#5 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

Just when I thought Japan had run out of crazy they hit us with this shit.

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#6 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

What do you do in Tokyo Jungle?

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#7 Posted by Redbullet685 (6455 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Someone on the EU PSN twitter said it's coming over here, no word on an NA release.

But yes, this is actually GOTY 2012 material.

New trailer:

Elephant sex at 00:16?

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#8 Edited by pekoe212 (524 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Someone on the EU PSN twitter said it's coming over here, no word on an NA release.

But yes, this is actually GOTY 2012 material.

New trailer:

Elephant sex at 00:16?

Probably! I believe the animal you control can mate and have children.

@ImmortalSaiyan: Essentially, you play as an animal trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo that is devoid of humans and now taken over by animals big and small. And there are dinosaurs. I'm guessing part of the goal is to discover what happened to the humans and why the hell there are dinosaurs. You have to hunt and get food and water to survive. You can play as different animals such as Pomeranian, cat, and deer and I believe they each have their own storyline. There's info on some of the gameplay mechanics here. Andriasang has lots of info on it but it's broken up into news updates so it's hard to follow. Seems like there is a lot going on in this game though. It could be terrible but it certainly looks refreshingly different and hilarious! EDIT: Actually, the GB wiki page for the game has good information, I'd recommend that.

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#9 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@pekoe212: It is a unique idea if nothing else. I would play were it to get translated.

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#10 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2185 posts) -

Quick Look material if I ever saw one...

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#11 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

I'd never heard of this game, but I am already 100% on board.

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#12 Posted by pekoe212 (524 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician: ABSOLUTELY. They also just released 4 minutes of gameplay footage narrated by a Pomeranian. It's in Japanese, but it shows you a lot of the different animals and how the game actually looks. Looks ridiculous.

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#14 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Killer pomerians! guck yeah! crock yeah! bring that over here, I've been hearing about this game from a long time but I still think is not real!

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#15 Posted by plop1920 (538 posts) -

Somebody send this to phil fish!

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#16 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1773 posts) -
@Redbullet685: It's a sexy game!
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#17 Posted by Zajtalan (1261 posts) -

wow this is a spectacle for my mind I want this game

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#18 Posted by kindgineer (3089 posts) -

Nope.

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#19 Posted by Codeacious (957 posts) -

Whaaaaaaaaaaa...?

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#20 Posted by billyhoush (1265 posts) -

I demand a localized copy. I DEMAND IT!!

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#21 Posted by pekoe212 (524 posts) -

If they've already planned an EU release does that mean there will be an English translation anyway? The game is on PSN so it seems like it would be a simple matter to make it available in NA.

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#22 Posted by SuperUltra (68 posts) -

I saw this game while browsing Amazon.co.jp. It looks completely insane. Please bring this over!

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#23 Posted by Wampa1 (831 posts) -

@pekoe212: Fuck the Elephants, what about the hat wearing dinosaurs?

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#24 Posted by Silver-Streak (1853 posts) -

@pekoe212: If it gets released in EU on Disc, you can import right off the bat as there's no region locking on games on the PS3.

If it's released on PSN, that's a bit harder as you'd need either UK PSN cards or a British CC to order it, which sucks.

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#25 Posted by Catolf (2791 posts) -

I just got my copy! Having a lot of damn fun so far!

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#26 Posted by Gaff (2633 posts) -

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/08/sonys-wacky-tokyo-jungle-headed-to-north-america-and-europe/

Despite the absence of a pomeranian guest appearance at Sony's E3 2012 press conference, the company's delightfully bizarre-looking Tokyo Jungle is indeed headed to PlayStation Network in North America and Europe. A press release this week confirmed the EU release, and Sony VP of product development and worldwide studios Scott Rohde told us in an interview this week that the "wacky" internally developed PSN game will indeed arrive in North America as well.
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#27 Posted by StalkingTurnip (157 posts) -

I hope this gets localized.

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#28 Posted by Marz (6055 posts) -

dammit, now i want a Pomeranian with a lion haircut.

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#29 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -

@Gaff said:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/08/sonys-wacky-tokyo-jungle-headed-to-north-america-and-europe/

Despite the absence of a pomeranian guest appearance at Sony's E3 2012 press conference, the company's delightfully bizarre-looking Tokyo Jungle is indeed headed to PlayStation Network in North America and Europe. A press release this week confirmed the EU release, and Sony VP of product development and worldwide studios Scott Rohde told us in an interview this week that the "wacky" internally developed PSN game will indeed arrive in North America as well.

So does this mean Europe isn't getting a disc release? This sounds like the kind of game I wouldn't mind having on disc if it's out there and not that pricey a la the PS3 Ape Escape.

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#30 Posted by Gaff (2633 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Gaff said:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/08/sonys-wacky-tokyo-jungle-headed-to-north-america-and-europe/

Despite the absence of a pomeranian guest appearance at Sony's E3 2012 press conference, the company's delightfully bizarre-looking Tokyo Jungle is indeed headed to PlayStation Network in North America and Europe. A press release this week confirmed the EU release, and Sony VP of product development and worldwide studios Scott Rohde told us in an interview this week that the "wacky" internally developed PSN game will indeed arrive in North America as well.

So does this mean Europe isn't getting a disc release? This sounds like the kind of game I wouldn't mind having on disc if it's out there and not that pricey a la the PS3 Ape Escape.

I doubt it would sell enough copies to offset distribution and printing the discs? Oh well, if not going digital would mean not getting released, I'll go with digital.

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#31 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -

@Gaff said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Gaff said:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/08/sonys-wacky-tokyo-jungle-headed-to-north-america-and-europe/

Despite the absence of a pomeranian guest appearance at Sony's E3 2012 press conference, the company's delightfully bizarre-looking Tokyo Jungle is indeed headed to PlayStation Network in North America and Europe. A press release this week confirmed the EU release, and Sony VP of product development and worldwide studios Scott Rohde told us in an interview this week that the "wacky" internally developed PSN game will indeed arrive in North America as well.

So does this mean Europe isn't getting a disc release? This sounds like the kind of game I wouldn't mind having on disc if it's out there and not that pricey a la the PS3 Ape Escape.

I doubt it would sell enough copies to offset distribution and printing the discs? Oh well, if not going digital would mean not getting released, I'll go with digital.

Same here, just curious. Oh well, a digital Tokyo Jungle is much better than no Tokyo Jungle!

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#34 Posted by Rafaelfc (2227 posts) -

at what time PSN updates??? I have no work tomorrow, may wait up for this

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