MGR: Revengeance Xbox 360 canceled in Japan, on schedule for West

Konami scuttles Xbox 360 version of Platinum Games' upcoming action title in island nation for "various reasons"; launch in US, Europe not affected.


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the Xbox 360 has been canceled in Japan. An update to Konami's website reveals that due to "various reasons," the action game from Platinum Games will not see release in the island nation. No further specifics were disclosed.

Metal Gear Rising will not rise in Japan for the Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Rising will not rise in Japan for the Xbox 360.

Despite the cancellation for Japan, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the United States and Europe in February as previously planned, according to a statement provided to Eurogamer.

The Xbox 360 has not been a best-seller in Japan. It regularly ranks the lowest on Japan's hardware sales charts, moving just 978 units during one week in August.

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