Tokyo Jungle Gets North American Release Date

Tokyo Jungle Gets North American Release Date

Sony's post-apocalyptic animal-survival game will be heavily discounted for North American audiences.

If North American gamers came away with nothing else when they saw previews of the Japanese PlayStation 3 exclusive Tokyo Jungle, it was that the game would allow them to play as a Pomeranian puppy during a post-apocalypse. The reaction to this image was understandably positive. It wasn't too long afterwards that Sony confirmed Tokyo Jungle would receive North American and European localizations, allowing players to finally experience the animal-based survival simulator that sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Japan during its first week alone. Sony has revealed additional details on its North American PlayStation blog, specifically that the fully localized game will finally arrive on the PlayStation Network on September 25th.

Tokyo Jungle allows you to choose from over 50 playable animal types trying to survive in a city in which humankind has vanished under mysterious circumstances. The game will feature both a story campaign in which a range of animals attempt to eke out a new existence, and an ongoing survival mode in which players attempt to secure territory and produce future generations to prevent their chosen race's extinction. Players will gain survival points during gameplay that allow them to unlock new species and buy them ability-enhancing costumes, that by coincidence, are also adorable.

Perhaps the best news for gamers is Tokyo Jungle's price tag. The North American release will be a digital exclusive, set at $14.99. For context, the Japanese boxed copy was priced at 3,900, which is approximately $49 US. To be fair, I wouldn't have minded paying a little extra to pick up my own physical copy. Perhaps a special edition packed with an adorably violent plush Pomeranian?

Source: PlayStation Blog via Joystiq

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So nice of them to release a North American Trailer with ENGLISH subtitles. I never would have had a clue what was going on otherwise!

wow that's cool

I hope this game sells well in America

Now if it would just come out on a thing I have I would get it.

Right on.

Now, the tricky part is how well that game will sell out here, and I really hope it does well.

We need more quirky games out here.

I'm in Texas. Is that high pitched "SQUEEEEEEE" I'm hearing coming from Susan?

This reminds me of that one game for the Wii, "Deadly Creatures." Was that any good?

Wait a moment, this isn't getting a boxed release...? I really wanted to grab this one but looks like I may have to pass it by. It looks really fun and interesting but I just can't maintain a net connection so no Pomeranian vs Dinosaurs in Japan for me...then again if Flower can get a boxed release there may be hope yet.

Well, I'll give Sony this. At least they have the stones to publish crazy stuff like this. Can't wait to try it out.

saintdane05:
This reminds me of that one game for the Wii, "Deadly Creatures." Was that any good?

It was alright, I suppose. Nothing too special though.

ALL THE SQUEE!!!

So, wait. Let me get this strait.

We get an awesome, niche as hell, Japanese game, and not long after it's release in Japan no less, the same year in fact. Not only that, but we didn't have to beg and prostrate ourselves before the gods of gaming to get it, and we get it at a heavy discount?

In this new bizarre parallel universe, is this planet still called the 'Earth'? Does cheese still taste like cheese? TELL ME, IS CHEESE STILL CHEESE!?

This is all very nice but what's the European release date? The lack of games featuring pomeranians in my collection hurts me greatly

Worgen:
Now if it would just come out on a thing I have I would get it.

Heck, spend the $250 and get a PS3! I don't think it is going anywhere for several more years and games, particularly used ones, are very affordable.

I love their exclusives, and this thing looks amazing.

I didn't know I could ever feel happy for the fall release schedule when Sly 4 got bumped to February. But...here we are. Bit bummed that this will be PSN exclusive, but I honestly saw this coming. Niche Japanese game where you play in post-apocalyptic Japan as a fuzzy yapper-dog and get a higher score by killing things and having sex?

Sign me up!

DVS BSTrD:
So nice of them to release a North American Trailer with ENGLISH subtitles. I never would have had a clue what was going on otherwise!

Its a world in which Pomeranians attack crocodiles on the Japanese subway. You honestly think you'll understand it anyway?

Gorfias:

Worgen:
Now if it would just come out on a thing I have I would get it.

Heck, spend the $250 and get a PS3! I don't think it is going anywhere for several more years and games, particularly used ones, are very affordable.

I love their exclusives, and this thing looks amazing.

If I was gonna buy anything for $250 it would be a new graphics card.

God, I can't wait for this, it's one of the reasons I got another Playstation 3 after the last one broke. (It had a good run)

Sounds like an interesting concept. Shame it's not on the VITA nor does it seem to be heading towards the EU either. Unless I misread. That said I do hope it ends up selling well.

I wont lie, i dont think ive ever been this hyped about a game.

When it hits Europe, it had better get a physical release. Otherwise, no sale.
No digital exclusive is worth it, just isn't. I'll even take a limited edition of some kind at a price slightly higher than default, I wouldn't mind really, in fact if it'll get more bizarre titles like this physically released overseas I'd be more than happy to pay a little bit of a premium.

A strange, niche game from Japan releasing in Japan? Only $15? Only months after the Japanese release? I wouldn't be surprised if there were some kind of evil world domination plot involved in the successful worldwide sales of this game.

I already knew i was getting this when it was first said to be coming to the US, but the price is just icing on the cake.

ScruffyMcBalls:
When it hits Europe, it had better get a physical release. Otherwise, no sale.
No digital exclusive is worth it, just isn't. I'll even take a limited edition of some kind at a price slightly higher than default, I wouldn't mind really, in fact if it'll get more bizarre titles like this physically released overseas I'd be more than happy to pay a little bit of a premium.

I'm sort of tempted to import one myself, just to have a physical copy.

I suppose I should see if it's actually any good first, though.

it could possibly be due to changes in the pricing of dlc

Yal:

ScruffyMcBalls:
When it hits Europe, it had better get a physical release. Otherwise, no sale.
No digital exclusive is worth it, just isn't. I'll even take a limited edition of some kind at a price slightly higher than default, I wouldn't mind really, in fact if it'll get more bizarre titles like this physically released overseas I'd be more than happy to pay a little bit of a premium.

I'm sort of tempted to import one myself, just to have a physical copy.

I suppose I should see if it's actually any good first, though.

Actually, you make a good point. I did start learning Japanese a couple days ago, so importing a copy might not be a bad idea. Gonna have to look into that... It'd still be a shame if that's the only way we can get a hard copy.

Yay, panda sex?

 

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