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Hellgate still facing Western shutdown — despite upcoming expansion

Tuesday, 4th November 2008 22:27 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Sorry Hellgate fans – even the promise of a new expansion won’t keep your game of choice from getting the padlock treatment in 2009.

Community manager Diane “Tiggs” Migliaccio explained in a post on the official Hellgate forums:

“People are speculating and I don’t want anyone shocked on January 31, 2009 when the server and forums shut down and there is nothing.”

“Let me explain things a bit to see if it clears up any issues for you. [Expansion developer/publisher] Hanbit owns the IP and rights to publish anywhere other than the US and EU and I think the other territory is Japan. NAMCO owns the rights to publish in the US and EU.”

And that’s that. For now.

By Nathan Grayson

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