Report – Sony pulls Motorstorm Apocalypse release in New Zealand after Christchurch earthquake

Friday, 25th February 2011 14:20 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Kotaku is reporting that Sony has pulled the release of Motorstorm: Apocalypse in New Zealand.

It comes following the earthquake earlier this week in Christchurch, which has killed 113 people so far.

Retailers have apparently begun telling consumers about the move, which has been made out of respect over what happened this week.

The site claims that Sony will revisit the matter when the matter is a lot less sensitive.

Motorstorm Apocalypse releases on March 18 in the UK for PlayStation 3.



  1. Crysis

    My condolences go out to all those who have suffered either directly or indirectly in this terrible disaster.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. kofoed

    How is this showing respect for everyone in Christchurch?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. sennasnit

    the game features losts of collapsing buildings fool.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. heywoodstock

    Good move, Sony. My condolences go out to those who lost loved ones, lives and property.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    I’m pretty sure that Sony are just trying to hide the fact that their game caused a major earthquake.

    I mean, imagined murder in games = Real murder in real life, right? Why wouldn’t the same thing go for earthquakes?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Wusses. If they had any balls they’d have a special poster campaign there showing hobbits being crushed by falling buildings.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. HauntaVirus

    Kinda strange to cancel the game for them but I can understand why. I hope gamers there that want the game can import it.

    #7 4 years ago

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