Yakuza: Of the End delayed indefinitely (via AndriaSang)
- Zombie themed Yakuza game set in a ruined depiction of Tokyo
- Sega cited delays due to “various circumstances”
- Nagoshi (creator) said it was delayed due to the post-earthquake state of Japan
- Disaster theme game was bound for the PlayStation 3
- Game started out with a major earthquake hitting a city
- Disaster themed racer exclusive to the PlayStation 3 delayed
- Both Square-Enix MMORPGs placed on hold to conserve power for at least a week
- Service suspended indefinitely to conserve power
Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC characters delayed (via Siliconera)
- Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath DLC characters were delayed in Japan only
Many of these actions are reminiscent of the post-9/11 reactions which saw games like Metal Gear Solid 2 and Grand Theft Auto III delayed (and receiving changes) while others like Propeller Arena being outright cancelled. The delays are understandable, but the cancellations are a bit drastic. Many of these titles started development years before their release and usually don’t intend to offend anyone. If the timing is in bad taste, then delay until the time is right.
Other actions like the suspensions of service are commendable. With Japan facing so many power problems, every little bit helps.