Games Delayed, Disaster Report 4 Canceled In Japan
Two titles have been delayed in Japan, and one is flat-out canceled.
According to sources citing "various circumstances," Sony and Sega have announced delays for MotorStorm: Apocalypse and Yakuza: Of The End, and Irem has canceled Disaster Report 4. The latest Yakuza entry now has a vague "TBA" date for Japan, as does Apocalypse, which had been expected to launch on March 17. Nobody said anything about the troubles afflicting the Land of the Rising Sun, but the influence seems obvious; all the games in question feature disaster themes of some sort. In other news that relates to the Japanese crisis, Square-Enix has announced they've temporarily shut down the servers for Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. As for the new MotorStorm, it also seems the European relaese is "under discussion," so it may or may not arrive in that region this week. For the record, the game will arrive in North America on April 12.
We doubt anybody is going to complain. There are much bigger things going on in the world right now.
3/14/2011 12:00:21 PM Ben Dutka