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Tokyo Jungle: Take Your Babies on the Hunt

PSN support, time and environment effects, baby making and more for long awaited PS3 title.


Tokyo Jungle's release date now set (if you missed the news last week, it's coming out on June 7), we're finally getting new details about the long awaited PlayStation 3 title. Famitsu has a new preview this week revealing that there's more to the game than just running around an abandoned Tokyo as a wildebeest.

The hunt is one of the main parts of the game. You have a "hungry gauge," and if this reaches zero, your life will begin to deplete and you will eventually die of starvation. You'll need to eat plants and other animals. You'll also need to take in water.

The game has a time component. Animals behave differently depending on the time of day. Nocturnal creatures will be able to use night as a chance to attack sleeping animals.

The atmospheric environment will also have an effect on gameplay. The game will change between extremes like high heat, torrential rains, and heavy smog. Under heavy heat and smog, you'll find that your food sources grow rotten, and eating this type of food could lead to bad health for your animal.

Survive the Tokyo jungle, create your own territory (by marking), and be able to take a mate to your nest for reproductive purposes. Your choice of partner depends on your rank. Eat enough, and you'll gain enough calories to go up in rank, giving you access to better mates

The offspring you produce inherit your abilities. You'll be able to take them out on hunts.

Famitsu also reveals that the game has PSN support. It's unclear what this is used for at present. However, the magazine (and the game's official site) does say that the game has one to two player support.

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