This is Vegas folds 'til '09

Midway's Sin City sim won't make original release date; publisher says it needs the extra time to make it a must-have title.

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As a de facto den of indulgence where long nights have been known to stretch into even longer days, Las Vegas doesn't necessarily encourage punctuality. With Midway Games seeking to recapture the total Vegas experience in its upcoming This is Vegas, it's not entirely surprising that the game won't be sticking to its originally announced release date.

Always enjoy responsibly.
Always enjoy responsibly.

A Midway representative confirmed for GameSpot today that This is Vegas has been delayed to 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. However, it will be appearing in playable form at the E3 Media & Business Summit.

"Midway is committed to developing and publishing the best quality products. It is important for us to make sure the game was given the development time needed in order to make This is Vegas a triple-A videogame and a must-have for all PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC owners."

This is Vegas is in development at Surreal Software, the studio behind The Suffering and its sequel, Ties That Bind. The game takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the notorious Nevada city, depicting its many vices through open-world gameplay. In addition to the expected casino action, the game also lets players indulge in some spirited partying, which could segue naturally into another of the game's focal points, brawling.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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