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We were amazed - maybe even a little impressed - that a big publisher like Konami would back a realistic shooter based on the Iraq War in spite of the controversy. Well, no more - they've decided to drop Six Days in Fallujah from their publishing slate.
Six Days, developed by American studio Atomic Games, is centered on a battle from the Iraq War. They used input from 40 soldiers who were present at Fallujah and some of these soldiers were said to actually appear in the game, replicating what they did during the engagement. It was going to be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 next year.
"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it," a PR rep from Konami said (via Asahi Simbun).
Really, guys? You didn't expect anyone to complain? That's a bit hard to believe. At any rate, the game's not completely dead as it's possible that some other publisher could pick it up. Until they find another sugar daddy, though, Atomic will probably shelve it.