Games like The Last of Us, Enslaved and Tokyo Jungle give us glimpses of what life would look like after people have all but disappeared. It's often beautiful, but unless you live in one of the places shown in those games, it's not exactly relevant.
This game has taught me two things: Don't turn your back on tiny, hungry dogs, and I really need to play the original Tokyo Jungle. Watch the video above where I try and explain the intricacies of evolution while slaughtering baby chicks.
Coming to theaters in Japan on July 25th is the anime movie, Short Peace. The movie consists of four short movies by various directors – a couple of which (Hinoyoujin and Farewell to Arms) are from Akira creator, Katsuhiro Otomo. Now, a fifth part of the project has been announced... As a video game.
According to a Famitsu leak, Tokyo Jungle is apparently headed to PlayStation Mobile for Android, complete with a new overhead view. Reportedly, it will be out July 10 and will initially be priced at 300 yen in Japan.
A month ago we got the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, and a few weeks later we got Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon featuring dinosaurs of all kinds shining under neon lights. This happy coincidence provides us with an opportunity to gather some of the most amazing video games that have dinosaurs stomping around inside them.
An ESRB listing has appeared online for Best of Playstation Network Vol. 1, a compilation - presumably shipping on Blu-Ray - of some under-appreciated classics from Sony's downloadable service.
Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don't necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colorless. There are many fine examples where the game's design either moves beyond these tropes, or develops them to perfection. We have collected a few of them below.
Playing Tokyo Jungle reminds me of my insomnia, of all things. The reason I often stay up until I can greet sunrise is because there's this serene calm that comes with being awake late at night.
What makes a game character cool? Is it their arsenal? Is it how people treat them? Or is it something totally different? Can a Pomeranian puppy be a cooler game character than even a go-to gaming badass like Master Chief?
Tokyo Jungle really is a game unlike any other. As a large assortment of different animals, you explore an overgrown and deserted Tokyo, slowly piecing together the mystery of what happened to all the humans. And when I say "a large assortment of different animals," I refer to everything from deer and wolves to…
Tokyo Jungle? Ha, more like Dubai Jungle. Artist Richard Allenby-Pratt's project "Abandoned" shows Dubai in ruins and overrun with a variety of exotic animals that aren't exactly indigenous to the region.
I hope Inafune was watching E3 this year.
Tokyo Jungle, Sony Japan's game about post-apocalyptic fighting animals in a devastated Tokyo metropolis, may seem like the most Japanese thing ever. And it is. That's not stopping the game from coming to Western PS3 consoles, though.