Saboteur release date sabotaged

EA and Pandemic's freedom-fighter action-adventure pushed out of current fiscal year, now expected between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.


As part of its earnings report yesterday, EA delivered an impressive list of second-quarter releases that cleared the million-unit mark by varying degrees. Notably, Madden NFL 09 led sales with 4.5 million units, with fellow new releases Spore, Tiger Woods 09, FIFA 09, NCAA Football 09, Warhammer Online, Mercenaries 2, and the Rock Band/Rock Band 2 duo all attaining platinum or multiplatinum status this fiscal year.

One game that won't join that list is Pandemic's Saboteur. In justifying to investors why it had lowered its expected earnings per share by $0.30 yesterday, EA said that Pandemic's viva-la-resistance action-adventure had been pushed to the publisher's fiscal year 2010, which runs from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.

No reason was given for why Saboteur was pushed beyond its previously announced Q1 2009 calendar-year launch window. However, Pandemic has been a busy hive lately, releasing the tepidly received Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3, and PC. The LA-based studio also announced yesterday that it would be delivering Lord of the Rings: Conquest to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Nintendo DS on January 13.

For more on Saboteur, check out GameSpot's previous looks at the game.

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