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Following from the recent earthquake disaster in Japan, Sony has wisely opted to delay the forthcoming release of MotorStorm Apocalypse in both Japan and the UK thus far. It was previously due to launch in just 3 days time on March 18.

“Although we have shipped the game into the channel last week, given that we are able to do so, we have chosen to postpone the launch in the UK,” a Sony spokesperson commented. “ We are shocked and saddened to see the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues within the Sony family, living and working throughout Japan.”

“We are very conscious of the parallels between these events and the underlying theme in Motorstorm and are doing everything we can to be as sensitive as possible to the situation. Although the game itself is already in distribution, we are ceasing any further shipments and removing as much of the marketing materials as possible.”

Considering that the game is set in a city amid a massive earthquake, it’s hard not to draw such parallels when real-life footage of Japan’s crisis unfolding is at the forefront of your mind. I think I can safely say that Sony has done the honourable thing here.

Source: MCV

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  2. avatar Luis

    I’m guessing you don’t own a 3DS or at least don’t like oot and star fox 64 rakmee in 3d or the future other titles coming out for it. I actually really like it, sorry if you feel otherwise. You also might have skipped a bit of my original post, I never said I wouldn’t get the Vita buddy calm down there. Instead of having it paid off and ready to pick up I’ll simply just go into te store and get one. I can easily get the money to buy it as both my family and in-laws send me each a $100 every brthday of mine , which is this January 1st. I can easily get the rest of the money just fine especially since I’ll be grabbing my vita on Amazon with my game trade in credits. I’m happy that release date has been set and now can grab it like the rest of you. I was expecting the Vita to not come out until Summer but this is a welcome surprise excited like the rest of you guys. Don’t get anry though we are all gamers here. I just like to won certain electronics later than others the Vita just might not be bought by me right away is what I was stating above Sorry for the confusion VN:R_U [1.9.10_1130]Please log in to rate this commentVN:R_U [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

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