Sony delays MotorStorm Apocalypse release in the US

Friday, 18th March 2011 18:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SCEA has confirmed that MotorStorm Apocalypse will be delayed in the US.

Already delayed in Japan and Europe, Sony has stated on the US PS Blog that the game will miss its scheduled April 12 release.

The game where you race around in a city destroyed by earthquakes, was due to release this Friday in the UK. It was already delayed in Japan by SCEJ in the wake of last week’s events.

“Although we have shipped the game into the channel last week, given that we are able to do so, we have chosen to postpone the launch in the UK,” a SCE UK spokesperson told VG247 earlier this week.  “In the meantime we will continue to monitor the situation very closely.”

More information regarding US release timing will be provided at a later date.



  1. Gekidami

    In the US? Seems abit pointless. I mean, this may sound abit harsh, but for the most part Americans tend to be completely unsympathetic towards other countries problems.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Only the ones you see on TV, Gek.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KAP

    Its better to delay then release with a ton of backlash.
    Sony aint stupid…… well.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    Oh hell no! WTF did I do to deserve this?! I’m sympathetic and empathetic but come on living on an island in the middle of an ocean you have to be ready to deal with mother nature and her forces. There’s no way to stop a tsunami or earthquake. Nobody is making fun of the situation but how is holding back the game going to change what happened. If anything make a donation from the game. How about donating $10 from every $60 game purchase.

    I have a house on the west and east coast and I know damn well California could crumble any sec thats why I keep my ass over here most of the time but man I was looking forward to this game. Oh well guest it gives me more time to get that pacific rift platinum….anyone can help me with the online trophies I’d appreciate it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. spiderLAW

    Arent you a US resident?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    what the fuck sony. this sucks. as if our previous delay wasn’t bad enough. so stupid. what the hell does this even have to do with anyway and don’t even try to tell me Japan.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami


    #7 4 years ago
  8. ReeceHeywood

    If you want it that bad head over to eBay, 100′s of copies available but just at a higher price than normal.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. spiderLAW

    Hmmm… i have a person on my PSN friends list that claims to be you….. i must find out who this foolio is.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    ^ What? Whats his PSN id?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    @4 I think Sony is delaying the game as a show of respect for those affected, not a actual attempt to undo or fix the damage caused by this horrendous event.
    And by affected I mean directly & indirectly, in Japan & around the world. Though I’m sure Sony with its large Japanese workforce will man up any day now to give you your precious videogame :D
    @5, Doesn’t make what he says wrong, as #4 amply proves ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. xino

    and I was wondering why it wasn’t delayed for US:/

    guess it did now which is a good thing.
    now a region would not surpass others in terms of leaderboard.
    i don’t really care about leaderboard stuff, but stuff must be fair!

    that is why it annoys me when games only based around leaderboard which is the only replay value gets released in US first and UK late!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    LMAO @9 OMFG XBOT spies pretending to be legit PSN users damn what is the world coming to holy shit thats funny. Although its not hard to pretend to be Gek the guy kinda lacks any extreme emotion around here.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    It’s obviously a sign of respect for the Japanese disaster, and the right thing to do, IMO.

    Japan is a nation of people, not just a far away place where electronics are made.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Quasar

    fuck us retards

    #15 4 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Yea I guess they have a remembrance day every year on December 7th too Mr. political correct and Gek WTF are you talking about in #1. Like you euros weren’t jumping up and down on Sept 11th saying we deserved what we got. I saw the vids of euros celebrating 9/11.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Syrok

    @15: You might want to consider using punctuation. ;)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Palestine isnt in Europe. And i dont even know what “extreme emotion” means.

    But seriously, i want to know who this guy claiming to be me is.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Japan delay, makes total sense. Delay everything else in the world becuase of what’s going on in Japan? I don’t think so.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. spiderLAW

    @ Geki
    Dont remember off hand and im at work atm. Anikdotes or some shit like that as far as i can remember. But its no big deal, he isnt harming anything. Ill just ask him who he is.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    But he actually said he was me?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. spiderLAW

    To say all US residents or even most don’t care about the world is total nonsense. Americans donate millions of dollars to countries in need. In California alone we already have well over 50,000 different organizations aiding Japan. Our national banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Chase are racking up donations from customers throughout the US. I can NAME at least 100 Christian churches in Southern California within a 100 mile radius that are also donating to Japan and are getting people ready to go and donate their time to help rebuild.

    Europeans seem to think they know it all when in reality they really don’t know jack shit….how’s that for a generalization?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. spiderLAW

    Yeah. He added me. I asked who it was. He said, “im from VG247 and my name starts with Gek so take a guess.” I said “Gekidami”? and he said “Yup thats me.”

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    ^WTF? Well this is odd… Let me know what he says when you ask him who he really is.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    @19 You really can’t see why a Japanese company, with a large Japanese workforce, might want to delay a game set In a earthquake ravaged city, just after a earthquake ravages their homeland? O_o

    #25 4 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    I get so many friend request from readers on this site its insane. I can’t keep up with all the fans but as soon as SONY ups the friend limit I will let you guys come aboard my list. Just please don’t impersonate anyone who does post on this site. Its funny but its also creepy and sad.
    Lady gamers keep the pics you send me clean please I have a little one at home and she loves to grab my controller and play PS3 on daddy’s new shiny 3Dtv for some odd reason :(

    @ spider and gek I think I heard of that guy before but once again why choose Gek to be his alias I find that so funny :D

    @ Dr.G as the leaders of the world I guess we have to set a good example for the rest of the world. Look at it this way as PS3 users we’ve got our hands full with all these great exclusives SONY has been drowning us in since 2011 started….could be worst….we could be on that other system with no games :D

    @ Syrok make us some LBP2 motorstorm themed levels please to fill in the void. Thank you.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    I assume its this guy?

    Never heard the name but its obviously someone from here.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. spiderLAW

    Add me to PSN and ill give you info there when i get home.
    my PSN is the same as my username here.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    Ok then. Lucky adding a friend isnt case sensitive. :P

    #29 4 years ago
  30. spiderLAW

    Lol…so i guess you did it already then, seeing as my cases are all over the place right? lol

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    Yeah i added you already.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @26 i hear ya man.

    I actually just ordered my copy off ebay from UK for what ended up being $67 USD. Not bad actually, may take a few weeks to get here, but it’s shipping immidiately and ya gotta wonder with the japan earthquakes, I wonder if they’ll change the game at all, or even cancel it! You might wanna order a copy quick too before they jack the prices up and/or they’re all gone!!

    Could end up being rare collectors edition!

    #32 4 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Again what spiderLaw says. I need a stamp/macro for that. Getting to be a regular thing Mr. Law. Kudos.

    #22 nails it right on the head.

    And for the record I agree it should be slightly delayed. That makes sense. But then again releasing the game and offering a portion of the sales as JP donations as Tea said makes sense too. As for the rest of what Tea said … well…not going there it is a bit harsh man.

    I am more concerned about the well being of the people of japan and the human effect then I am about a video game.

    Donating sales makes sense, but now is not the right time to release, imo.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    @33 You want a stamp/macro of this?

    “Europeans seem to think they know jack shit, when in reality they really know everything”

    That is sooooooooo sweet of you! <3 x x

    #34 4 years ago
  35. DeathJynx

    What a bunch of buttholes you guys are. Haha

    #35 4 years ago
  36. spiderLAW

    @O.G. Ill make you one lol.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I wonder if this is because the EU won’t get it til after that, or because whatever made it a month later to start with still stands (eg production limits, server constraints etc) ?

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Syrok

    @37: It’s available in most countries in Europe.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Yep, just saw it on sale today.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @38 @39 I realise that :)

    What I meant was UK.

    It was odd that the US date was a month after the UK date to start with.

    I was wondering if this now meant the UK date had been pushed back more than a month or the US date is always going to be a month after the UK date and it’s slipping in sync ifswim.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Tallon 4

    I bought the games last wednesday ( Holland ).
    Though the demo was quite bad, the full game is really great!
    There are some soundbites with should have been patched though.

    At one cutscene in the game shouts “there goes Tokyo”, as she kicks a little cardboard town. That is really the only thing that raised my eyebrows.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @41 Really?!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re delaying the game specifically to cut out that cutscenecutscene and replace it with a new one. That means they’d have to reproduce all the Blu-rays as wl.

    Knowing a scene like that is in the game, I can definitely understand why they delayed it.

    #42 4 years ago

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