E3 06: Afrika First Look

Sony unveils a new game featuring lots of lifelike African animals, and that's about all the company revealed at this point.

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LOS ANGELES--What is Afrika? Well, all we know of this new PlayStation 3 game revealed during Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference is that it features lots and lots of African animals, rendered in lifelike detail as they go about their daily lives. We saw rhinoceroses, giraffes, zebras, caribou, wildebeests, and cheetahs as they roamed the African plains and watering holes. The graphics were certainly very nice, and you could see everything from the armored segments on the rhino down to the chewing motions on the giraffe as it feasted on leaves high up in trees. And that's about it. In fact, the game's full title won't even be Afrika, it seems, since the trailer also mentioned that "Afrika" was only a "working title." As soon as we learn more, such as who is making the game and who is publishing it, we'll let you know.

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68 comments
Krawall
Krawall

First when I heard about this game I just WOWed into the air. Then I saw the first video and pics and started drooling. But I had no clue whatsoever what kind of game it will be. I started to create som cool scenarios that it is a animal simulator. And maybe a possibility for us to really learn about the problems animals get with hunters, nature disasters, global warming and so on. Maybe a nice encyclopedia...etc And started to get cool sequel fantasies about different areas around the world. Like jungle and arctic areas. Wow... This is one of the BIG problems.. NEVER read on and start fantasies within your head 'cause they rarely live up to them. Ok back to "Afrika" So when I started to learn what kind of game this will be I crashed down from the skies. this kind of graphics and all you are is a animal national geographic photographer?. Like a pokemon hunter but for real animals. Ok the game hasn't arrived yet so it can certainly surprise us. But I still hope for a animal simulator like the old games "Lion" & "Wolf" I really liked them and hope I like to see something similiar. Maybe an update or addon :) Afrika is still super Cool Next Gen graphics!!!

Jakesta7
Jakesta7

what type of game is this? ya i agree with u smeagol vader and black master

black-master
black-master

I think they should give us more details on the gameplay and story

sMeAgOl_VaDeR
sMeAgOl_VaDeR

what the hell do you do? kill the animals? play as the animals? play as a reporter? WHAT??

Tacoman001
Tacoman001

My bets on an Endless Ocean type game personally. But then again that doesn't appeal to everyone. Endless Ocean was cool though.

voodoo-devil
voodoo-devil

what is it going to be a giant $100 dollar animal movie!? (i live in New Zealand so it costs a lot)

mcshorty73
mcshorty73

It looks like a game my grandma would enjoy

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

Well, I have no idea what the game play is about, but damn... it's looks stunning! Very interesting... but absolutely NO details to work with... :P

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

humm........ i've never liked nature, but this like perfect game to give to a girl that i like in my class

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

Interesting, but we need more info to say something. Africa's players need to know what we're gonna do in this game.

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

It looks absalutely STUNNINGLY beutiful, but what do you DO? Run around and lookd at all the pretty s__t?

Emmet_9mm
Emmet_9mm

THIS IS NOT A PREVEIW ITS LIKE 12 LINES LONG

jahd5000
jahd5000

oh... just watched the trailer.. graphic were awesome... i saw the three of them just hoping to see any gameplay on it.. but dam! i cant find what is this game wanting from us lol i looks nice an d people who like this kind of things would love it, but if it is something like a safari taking pictures (that reminds me to Pokemon Snap lol) well just not interested... and im still no tinterested, just curious!

shtetlman
shtetlman

ok, after posting, I just watched the Tokyo Game Show 07 trailer... so I guess its not quite as cool as I thought.... but, I swear, the damn japanese are so corny some times, they just don't know when to stop. That trailer might have actually been cool, but they throw in the cheesiest John Williams after a bender on MIDI crap fanfare and effectively ruin the whole ambience of the experience.... was that necessary? Really? really?....

shtetlman
shtetlman

playing out scenarios of life and death on the Serengeti would be a dream come true. Tactically controlling a pack of lions on a hunt would be sweet; just imagine: lurking through the tall grass, staying downwind of the wildebeasts, watching the prey for a young or weak one to go after, sending out strategic commands to the other lionesses in the hunt, and then bam...going for the kill. That would be sweet. It would also be fun to be in the herd of game, trying to escape the super predators.... why hasn't this been done yet?

larvaelord26
larvaelord26

Oh Man, I seriously hope you can be the animals instead of people, people suck, This would be like a realistic version of Spore!

fatFlat
fatFlat

It would be hot , if u could be the cheetahs and hunt.. or make a clan.. that would b hot!!!!

Chickensoup911
Chickensoup911

If I had a PS3 I'd wanna get this. If it's a free roaming area where you just sneak around taking photos of really lifelike animals, then it just makes it more awesome.

Yojimbo8
Yojimbo8

So far? Not interested...

Cono_2007
Cono_2007

I'm not too sure about this game, if they bring out some more video's about it and what makes this game interesting i might get it...and i like the graphics very good detail put into the animal's.

gioser2004
gioser2004

Very impressive graffics.. I have to admit that!

dark-liger
dark-liger

hmmmmm i dont know about this game someone told that this is online

blairstheman
blairstheman

Graphics are crazy good, but what kind of game is it, what do you do. I hope its another great hunting game like dangerous hunts ( Cabelas). I vote for hunting!! :)

ndombi
ndombi

i think i heard that this is going to be part of playstation Home, i hope it's somewhere u will be able to relax and admire or take part in some sort of activity

komradandre
komradandre

i think 3 game studios should work with the same engine and models to create 3 separate games interlinked with a free raoming neutral mode in which you can chose which game to play in the afrika gameworld. that would be nice and expensive. i'll go drink some more tea.

HomoUniversalis
HomoUniversalis

Hmm.. Give us a sniper rifle with realistic properties, mod in some environmentalists, and I can imagine having quite the thrill..

kurt1234
kurt1234

::READ THIS:: I think you should play as a Documentary Filmer/maker... YOu can film all over Africa.. i mean where ever, then you can put together little documentaries, and share them over Xbox live or Ps3 live. There should also be some action, like if you get to close to the animals they will respond to you and mabey attach, then youll have to run away, or drive your saffarie car in a stampeed of buffalo or whatever. It would also be cool if you could interact with the gorillas and make relations with them, like they will be nice to you and let you film them. It would also be cool if you could interact with African tribes. You should also be able to be an animal reserve gaurd and hunt doen poachers (but i like my first idea better)

Brucisidro92288
Brucisidro92288

Caribou!!! This guy said there was Caribou!!! There's no effin Caribou in Africa!!! And hey, I bet I'd be super excited if I knew what on God's green earth this game was about. The graphics are astonishing and the motions of the animals are very lifelike, but if all this game is about is watching animals, then I think I'll save a couple bucks and have a day out at the zoo.

Deciphered
Deciphered

Actually... I'm pretty sure they have a tech demo for this gorgeous "game", only lacking the game part. They're hunting for ideas and leaving it up to us to see what we want. Another vote for predator simulator :)

DDRtigress
DDRtigress

The video gave me goose bumps, totally serious... but wth?? What is this thing about??? And oh, how on Earth am I going to get my hands on a ps3 XP

Courtawulf4
Courtawulf4

I think this could possibly be the best game on PS3. The chewing motion of the Giraffes is awesome. And I'd be willing to play just to experience this mystical "african caribou"

Chariot17
Chariot17

I wonder why the best graphical game i've seen so far for ps3 is a game set in africa and not used in shooters and racers so far all i've seen is a bunch of animals eating grass and what not. until i see people with knives swinging from trees or whatever i won't be getting this game.

rikhan_z
rikhan_z

??? nice game ??? i bet you can control the lions to chase after the zebras it will also contain graphic content which involves lions feastings on zebra meat... I also hope it will feature a caemo appearance from Madagascar and The Lion King :)

TriangleHard
TriangleHard

hmm I can't wait till I mate with other lions......

trigun123
trigun123

dude i cant wait to.....eat....leaves.....wtf are you thinking!?

iraqie
iraqie

what do you do exactly

jmac777
jmac777

OMG...THis is probably one of the only reason..why i dont hate SONY right now....Thanks of Bringing the Fight back to Africa...xD...I lub you Sony xD

toadblat
toadblat

OMFG THIS GAME LOOKS SO MAGICAL...THE NEXT GEN IS ALMOST HERE!!!1!!1!!1

markshell
markshell

So, what's this game about? Can I play with the animals? LOL

MarcoSnow06
MarcoSnow06

"We saw rhinoceroses, giraffes, zebras, caribou, wildebeests, and cheetahs as they roamed the African plains and watering holes." Caribou in Africa? Hell no.

MarcoSnow06
MarcoSnow06

"We saw rhinoceroses, giraffes, zebras, caribou, wildebeests, and cheetahs as they roamed the African plains and watering holes." Caribou in Africa? Hell no.