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GTA V anticipation causes Killzone Mercenary change

GTA V is easily the most anticipated game of 2013 and it’s also a game that is forcing other developers and publishers to take note. We all know that GTA V has a release date of September 17 and as soon as that game is out, everyone will be stopping whatever game they are playing at the moment and proceed to enter the GTA V marathon as the weeks go on.

Because of this, it is bad news for other companies who aim to release their products in September as well, knowing too well that the majority of gamers will favor GTA V no matter what the competing game is. In this occasion, Killzone Mercenary has already been confirmed to be the subject of some tactics from Sony.

Sensing that a release date around GTA V would be a bad idea for sales, Sony has now confirmed that Killzone Mercenary will release earlier than intended. The game will now be due out two weeks earlier, on Friday September 6 in the UK and Tuesday September 10 in the US.

It means that Europe will get the game before US which is a rare occasion in itself, but more importantly – it gives Sony almost a two week gap for players to buy the game before they inevitably pick up GTA V and ignore all other games for the year. Most of you will agree that this is a very logical move by Sony, especially now that we can enjoy Killzone Mercenary much earlier.

What other games due out in September are going to be brought forward or delayed solely due to the GTA V hype train? We wouldn’t be surprised if we hear about other publishers shifting their plans too. Give us your thoughts on the power of GTA V anticipation, along with the new release for Killzone Mercenary.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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