The team at Natsume have announced that PlayStation 3 safari outing Afrika has gone gold and is on track for its hotly anticipated release on U.S. shores early next month. Released in Japan back in August 2008, Afrika pits gamers in the shoes of a freelance photographer, allowing users to snap dramatic shots of heaps of wildlife, including Lions, Cheetas, Elephants and Rhinos across meticulously rendered backdrops.
You’ll also be able to devourer a plethora of info on the animals in both written and video form, as well as purchase new equipment utilizing the cash earned from lucrative snap shots you’ve taken.
Natsume CEO and president, Hiro Maekawa, commented:
“We are thrilled about Afrika’s upcoming release in North America. And it’s certainly been a pleasure working with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios on the project. Afrika is a truly unique gaming experience. Anyone can pick it up and enjoy its beauty, but it has enough depth and challenge to satisfy even the most hardcore players.”
Afrika will be released exclusively for PS3 on October 6, 2009. Unfortunately, there is still no word on a European release.