Sony's Afrika Still Alive, Enlists Composer

We haven't heard much of anything from Sony about their mysterious Afrika game since March. Is it a Pokemon Snap-style photography simulator? Is there actually an adventure game buried in there? Or is it simply Sony's response to the growing popularity of "non-games" in Japan? We, uh, don't really know, but have come across proof the game's definitely still in development; it now has a composer.

By way of the Professional Musicians' Local 47 union newsletter, 1UP can confirm that Wataru Hokoyama -- a Los Angeles-based composer who doesn't appear to have worked in the videogames space before -- has recently hired a 104-piece orchestra to start laying down the symphonies to accompany Afrika, whatever it ends up being.

Sure, that doesn't tell us anything more about the game, but it's somethin'.

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Relcom3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

Its a RPG where your a camera man taking pics, and upgrading your camera skills. Trying to gain cover to magazines and upgrade your gear and vehicles.

I would probaly buy that game...i think

Edit: This is what i hope this game is. A man can have dreams right?

Shadow Flare3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

simply what you see. Its a non-game, a relaxation game, an exploration game. Just explore a whole safari of wild-life, just like you would if you really went to Africa. I love the idea of this. Sometimes i get sick of playing games and i just scope my XMB for 10 minutes so a game like this would be perfect

And i wouldn't be surprised if this incorperated Home into it. How cool would that be, straight from Home to Afrika.

But im not joking, this game for me easily has the best graphics of any console game. Look at the grass, rhinos and cheetahs in the second part of this video....

Jamegohanssj53872d ago

Afrika will definitely get best graphics of the year when it comes out. I can't wait for this game to be honest.

Rice3872d ago

Who ever is gonna buy this game say I..............

EZCheez3872d ago

I buy almost every PS3 game. I even bought Lair.

ry-guy3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

No knock on you, this is legitmate curiosity but:

What games do you play the most and how may hours a week do you think you play? Just getting a feel. Looking into the PS3.

EZCheez3872d ago

I get tired of games pretty quickly but only the good ones get my attention for more than a week. I'm just thankful I can actually afford all of these, and that I have an understanding wife who games as well. Anyway, as for what you were asking the wife and I play an average of 4-5 hours a day combined. We play whatever games come out latest, and then move on once the next comes out. Right now we're actually playing High Velocity Bowling. Here's a breakdown of a few we've been playing lately:

Rock Band:AMAZING Blows away GH3 in every way & the wife loves it too
HVB-Lots of fun
COD4-Awesome online and very addictive
R&C-Awesome game but forgot I owned it after COD4
Uncharted-You can't skip this if you get a PS3. It's too good
Pain-Passable, as in wait for a sale on PS Store

I can't think of anything else right now. PM me if you've got any other questions. Trust me, I'll be the last to lie to you if a game sucks.

TheXgamerLive3872d ago

Uhh Yeah.

Oh look there's a porcupine:(

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