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Sony delays MotorStorm Apocalypse release in the US

Friday, 18 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.

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42 Comments

  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

    @1
    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

    @5
    Nope.

    #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

    @7
    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

    @TEA
    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

    #14
    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

    @21
    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?
    https://us.playstation.com/publictrophy/index.htm?onlinename=Anikdote

    Never heard the name but its obviously someone from here.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. spiderLAW

    Geki
    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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    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]