Japanese delinquents circumvent strict gun control by harnessing the power of the “Care Bear Stare.”
Atlus U.S.A. is localizing Kenka Bancho 3, a Japanese beat ’em up for the PSP that puts players in the role of a teen gang leader, sight-seeing and ass-kicking his way through his high school’s class trip. Scheduled for a 2010 release, the notoriously fan-friendly publisher has plenty of time to choose a new name, with some help from the faithful, as Kenka Bancho 3 “may not be the most intuitive title for non-Japanese speaking gamers.”
‘Bancho’ is a Japanese term for someone who’s in charge because he’s the meanest, toughest, strongest dude around. ‘Kenka’ means fighting, making the entire title the equivalent of ‘Awesome Master of Badass Beating-Up-People Guys,'” explains the online survey, which allows fans to vote from a list of more American-accessible titles.
Seeing as “Badass Bancho” is sadly not an option, I lean toward either “Badass Rumble” or “Bancho Royale.” But don’t let my opinion, or the fact that I was once the leader of Japan’s most feared all girl bosozoku gang, influence your vote. “Badass” would also be acceptable.