Sunday, September 14, 2014
Metal Gear Rising Xbox 360 Cancelled In Japan

Metal Gear Rising Xbox 360 Cancelled In Japan

For Japanese Xbox 360 owners who were anxiously awaiting Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Metal Gear Solid spin-off starring Raiden, today’s a sad day: The game’s been cancelled for the aforementioned platform.

Said Konami on its Japanese site:

Regarding software for the Xbox 360 version of “Metal Gear Rising Revengeance”, due to various reasons, the launch of the Japanese version will be made PlayStation 3 only.

We have been looking forward to the launch on the Xbox 360 and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of the persons affected.

A konami representative reaffirmed for nervous Xbox 360 owners who live in the U.S. and Europe that an Xbox 360 version will still be released in said regions.

As of press time, no reasons were given for the game’s cancellation on Xbox 360.

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  • afrotravis

    thts gonna piss off the 11 xbox owners in japan

  • Ghost250

    xbox is dead in the water in japan, i honestly don’t see why there is still even support for it there.

  • narwall14

    afro 5+ for that one

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Afro: Haha! That was a good one.

  • nick

    have to ask the question though, why was it ever in production for the 360 in JP?
    everywhere else you would be mad not to make it, you would be turning away over half of the install base!
    JP though you would have to be mad to do it.
    the costs of translation, ect, would be FAR greater than what little revenue they would see from sales.