To play, you pick an animal—anything from a house cat to a T-Rex—and start in front of Shibuya Station. You are then given a set of goals to accomplish within the next ten minutes (with new challenges being offered every ten minutes after that). These challenges are random each time you play and range from eating a certain amount of calories to reaching a specific area of the world map. Finishing all the challenges requires a lot of skill and takes a solid hour to complete-just for that one animal. Over that time your animal will hunt, breed, battle bosses, and mark its territory. But just remember, if you die, it's all over and you'll have to start again from scratch.
Check the video above to see both herbivores and carnivores in action.
Tokyo Jungle was released in Japan on June 7th on the PlayStation 3 and is scheduled for a Western release later this year. Stay tuned to Kotaku East for our import preview later this week.