Konami Withdraws from Six Days in Fallujah

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 27, 2009 5:08am PDT Konami has bowed to controversy and dropped Atomic Games's "realistic" military shooter Six Days In Fallujah, a representative told The Asahi Shimbun, via VG247.

"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it."

Six Days purported to be a documentary-style recreation of six days from the 2004 second battle of Fallujah in Iraq, seen through the eyes of a single US Marines squad.

"We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there," said Konami. Yet when we saw Six Days, our impression was that it was anything but realistic--players took bullets without breaking a sweat.

Six Days in Fallujah was scheduled for a 2010 release in the US on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. According to reports spotted by Joystiq, Konami was holding off on planning a European release until it saw how Atomic portrayed the battle.

One of the largest newspapers in Japan, The Asahi Shimbun is considered to be a legitimate and trustworthy source. It is not yet known whether Atomic Games will be able to seek another publisher. Shacknews has contacted Konami for more details.

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