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Natsume discusses how it was picked to be Afrika’s US publisher

Wednesday, 17th June 2009 21:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Natsume’s VP of Operations, Graham Markay, has told Siliconera that the PS2 localization for Finny the Fish was how the publisher reeled in the rights to publish Afrika in the US.

“We have a relationship with Sony Japan,” Markay told the site. “You might remember Finny the Fish? That game was done by Sony Japan. So we licensed that game from them. We have a little bit of a history with their licensing department in Japan.

“It really fits with the Natsume theme. That is it’s non-violent, it’s in nature, you know animals, being one with nature, you’re taking pictures and not running around with a shotgun or a baseball bat. So it fits in the encompassing umbrella of what Natsume stands behind. Long answer short, it went from there and we got it.

Markay also revealed that the game will have a trophy system, which “wasn’t in the Asian release or Japanese release.”

Good to know.

Via Joystiq.

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  1. Syrok

    Just release the bloody game in Europe.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    is this coming to eu or at least uk? and for thise that say this won’t be popular,how long have we had, big cqt week for? spring watch, autumn watch? etc. people in this country (england) do like nature or otherwise those programs would have been cancelled ages ago.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JesteR

    Just import the US version guys.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Syrok

    It’ll be cheaper to import it from the UK, though.

    #4 5 years ago