Introducing Afrika, My New Most-wanted PS3 Game!

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Now that MGS4 is about to come out, I’m in need of another PS3 game to begin going crazy with anticipation for. Sure, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 are way up on my most-wanted list, but now I’ve found THE game to go at the very top: Afrika.

Afrika has been a mysterious project for a couple years now. All that’s been known is that it’s some sort of safari simulation game, but other than a few teases there’s never been any concrete info or imagery indicating just how the game will be played. But now thanks to this beautiful new Japanese promo trailer, Sony has finally provided a clear idea of what the game is all about. Needless to say, it looks breathtaking. Shoot, I’m playing the similarly-themed Wild Earth: African Safari on my Wii right now (it’s very cool, review coming soon!) and Afrika makes it look like a huge, fly-covered pile of elephant dung.

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The only problem? I may never actually get to play the damn game! You see, there’s still no word on whether or not the game will ever be released outside Japanese borders. Right now it’s scheduled to come out in Japan in late August, but so far that’s it. It’s already been confirmed that Europe won’t be getting it, and SCEA is still remaining mum on plans for a possible North American appearance. Please SCEA, bring Afrika to the US, I’m begging you! Unfortunately it probably wouldn’t be a huge mainstream hit, but I’m sure there are more than enough niche gamers out there like me who would slurp it up and make the localization effort worthwhile.

Oh yeah, and now for the reason I’m posting all this: the new trailer! Hit the jump to check it out.

Afrika Japanese 2008 Promo HD Trailer [GameTrailers.com]

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