Japanese publisher Konami has reportedly decided to backtrack on plans to publish Atomic Games’ Iraq-based console FPS Six Days in Fallujah, Asahi reports.
Konami announced a deal to bring the game to North America earlier this month, but merely hours after the news broke questions were already being asked about the suitability of the title, with coverage even reaching the mainstream press.
“After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the US and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it,” a Konami spokesperson said.
“We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there.”
Six Days in Fallujah had been due for release in North America in 2010, but had never been confirmed for the European market.