We have some important news for those of you who were looking forward to the release of MotorStorm: Apocalypse on the PlayStation 3 which was due out this year, as we can confirm that the game has now been delayed until further notice as a result of the ongoing events in Japan after the recent earthquake.
We should note that this release only appears to have affected the Japanese release of the game, as the European version is still set to go on sale this week, according to TheSilentChief.com.
The game has been delayed in Japan due to a number of stages in the game seemingly representing a city which has been destroyed by an earthquake that some people may take offense to, in light of the recent earthquake and tsunami that happened at the end of last week. It does seem a bit strange though if the game is only delayed in Japan, as we’re guessing the content is exactly the same for Europeans and Americans – so why is there no delay enforced there as well?
There may be some backlash over this, but we’ll wait and see until Sony give a proper press release on the delay. Let us know if you’ll still be picking up the EU version of the game this week, or if you have decided not to as a mark of respect.