Several game companies have announced delays in the wake of Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Meanwhile, Irem's Disaster Report 4 was outright canceled. Originally scheduled for release this spring, the game takes place in a Japanese city during a major earthquake.
Above: A trailer for Disaster Report 4, which has been cancelled in reaction to the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan
Other March releases delayed due to the recent natural disaster include Sega's Yakuza: of the End. According to Sega, 'various circumstances' were responsible for the game missing its March 17 release date. Sony used the same phrase in describing a similar delay for Motorstorm 3. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakenings will also miss its March 17 release in Japan. In addition, Microsoft announced plans to cancel a promotional Kinect tour scheduled to tour Japan.
[Sources: Kotaku, Famitsu, Remoon]
Mar 14, 2011
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