Atlus playing name game with PSP brawler

Publisher bringing Kenka Bancho 3 to North America, asks fans to pick localized name for high school class-trip beat-'em-up.

When localizing Japanese games for North American release, publishers like Atlus must make tough calls. For example, they must balance the need for changes to make the game more appealing to its new audience with the demand that the original work be preserved and treated with due respect. For its latest import, the PSP brawler Kenka Bancho 3, Atlus is turning to its fans for help.

Remember kids: lighting flatulence isn't cool.

Atlus has set up an online survey with a brief description of the game and nine potential titles for users to choose from. The game casts players as a high school student who spends his class trip fighting a field of 47 rivals to become the best brawler in Japan. While players will be able to follow the storyline, they can also create their own characters and spend the trip exploring the city and roughing up random thugs.

Whatever Kenka Bancho 3 is called for its North American release, it is expected on store shelves in early 2010. The full list of potential titles follows below:

Kenka Bancho
Badass
Badass Rumble
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
Turf Wars
Kenka Bancho: Turf War
Bancho Royale
Fist of the Bancho
Rise of the Bancho

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24 comments
Coolyfett
Coolyfett

We need more Greek Mythology games!! Anyway, if the name of the game is Kenka Bancho, then keep it that way, do not change it for north america, other than the language differences I do not see the point in changing the names. What it is called in Japan it should be called the same thing in the US, England & Australia. Keep the name the same. Peace & love

NuKkU
NuKkU

these games look really bad.............................

nerd_assassin
nerd_assassin

I go with KB: Badass Rumble. Because lighting up flatulence is BADASS!

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. Original name + hint. 8)

Csalbertcs
Csalbertcs

Bancho Royale....lol Parody of Battle Royale. Must watch movie btw. Anyway, I say Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. It sticks to the original title but it adds the word Badass. Now isn't that just....badass?

gnbfd
gnbfd

I'd lmao if the game was called Badass

Carnin
Carnin

KenKa Badass Ruble Brawl

Alf
Alf

lol it reminds me of a manga i'm reading called "worst"

Gilgamesh987
Gilgamesh987

Most of the names sound awesome, but I'll bet it'll come down to Badass Rumble and Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Badass Rumble, xD. Definitely the best one. I'd buy it if it were called Badass Rumble, and I don't even own a PSP!

Wiggles
Wiggles

Anyone who doesn't vote for Badass Rumble is going out of their way to bring about the downfall of Fatlus.

kevin_amadi
kevin_amadi

@Destry-sDestiny ...or "Bancho Badass"

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

This is why I love Atlus. If it wasn't for them, we'd never see games such as Kenka Bancho 3 anywhere near these shores...

DarkProwl
DarkProwl

I'm thinking Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (or even Brawl) would sound the best.

aots_twilight
aots_twilight

Super, Hot, Lightning-Fast, Fun, Fun, Fighting game? Seriously though, good thing they are asking for help at least... "Badass", "Badass Rumble" and "Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble"? I'll just go pick: "Kenka Bancho" or "Kenka Bancho: Turf War"