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Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Afrika not coming to Europe?

We've been big fans of Afrika at PS3 Attitude since we saw it at E3 2007.

The luscious environment and near photo-perfect animals looked like a great 'casual' combination, but it took some time before we got to hear about the gameplay.

We spotted that the game was a 'photo-em-up' when a trailer appeared at TGS 07, and there have been rumours of a pressure pad peripheral that measures how quietly you're approaching your 'prey', although recent listings don't seem to have mentioned this.

In all this time, we've been patiently waiting to ask SCEE about these details - they certainly intimated that they would be able to give us more information in May/June.

However, on chasing we were told that SCEE are not publishing this title in Europe.

We pressed on whether that meant Afrika wouldn't make it to Europe at all, and the answer was "no comment". As others have commented recently, 'no comment' usually means you've hit the nail on the head.

Now that the launch date has been confirmed as August 28th, we'd expect to see the title at Game or Alas, there are no listings.

We do hope we're wrong, and that Afrika will feature over here at some point.

Remember, you can import titles from anywhere as the PS3 is region-free for games, but that certainly will be a hassle in comparison to ordering it locally.

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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Afrika finally raises its head

Our friends over at thesixthaxis spotted a new teaser site for that long-lost title, Afrika.

We still don't know much about the game, and Sony recently refused to comment on the fact that Play Asia had listed it for an August release, but it was certainly one of the best looking titles seen at E3 in 2007.

There are rumours that Afrika will ship with some kind of pressure mat that senses how quietly you are 'walking'. Make too much noise, and you'll scare the animals away. The suggestion is that this is a safari simulator where you'll be expected to get the best photographs of the various wildlife on offer. None of this, of course, has been confirmed.

Look out for more Afrika news soon at PS3 Attitude.

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Thursday, 20 September 2007

TGS 2007; Afrika finally rears it's head again

After a long period of 'no news', the beautiful Afrika is finally back with us.

One of the standout 'launch' teasers, Afrika had disappeared off the radar until now.

Now we're finally blessed with an official website for Afrika and a new trailer.

The new trailer doesn't offer much to explain the gameplay but it sure looks pretty...

My bet is going to be on 'running around taking pictures of the animals to tick off a list of photography goals'. Kind of like Fatal Frame but rated E for Everyone.

Anyhow, take a look for yourself if you have Windows Media Player installed.

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