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Report: Konami drop Six Days in Fallujah

Monday, 27th April 2009 06:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Whoops. Konami’s dropped Six Day in Fallujah after the completely unexpected heavy criticism levelled at the Iraq War project.

“After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and email, we decided several days ago not to sell it,” a Konami rep told Asahi.

“We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there.”

That was kind of what got the kids antsy, Mr Konami.

The title was supposed to release for PS3, 360 and PC in 2010. It’s being developed by Atomic Games.

There’s a good opportunity there, Mr Struggling Publisher Looking for Easy Money. It’s certainly got “buzz” behind it.

Thanks, Dark Zero.

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9 Comments

  1. lelik

    way to pussy out konami

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor

    It’s hedonistic gun porn that shows absolutely no sensitivity towards the war itself. I for one am glad they dropped the title, and I can’t say I blame them.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Somebody obviously smelled a PR disaster several weeks too late.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    All they’ll probably do is change the name and re-skin the characters.

    A bit like the SNES version of Wolfenstien.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. ecu

    Shame they dropped it, and it’s a shame they can be bullied so easily.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Seraphemz

    I called it..
    http://www.vg247.com/2009/04/07/sparks-fly-over-konamis-six-days-in-fallujah/

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    G1ga: “All they’ll probably do is change the name and re-skin the characters.”

    And not name the country its set in? You mean pretty much turn it into CoD4?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t be ridiculous.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. BuckRogers007

    Yeah way to be conformist Konami. Not like our military fights for things like the freedom of speech anymore. Not saying you should go out and be like Rockstar gaming but whats so bad about making a game about recent events? Especially when they make highly opinionated, fictional movies with the same setting, and they get away with it. Why? Because THATS entertainment.

    #9 5 years ago

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