Earlier this week we got word that Sony were delaying the launch of MotorStorm Apocalypse in the UK out of respect for recent events in Japan. Distribution in Australia was already set in motion, meaning that you can buy MotorStorm Apocalypse in stores today, but we've got word from Sony Australia that they are halting further shipments, and pulling all advertising campaigns for the game.
A Sony spokesperson sent us this statement:
Further to the recent events in Christchurch, New Zealand, we are shocked and saddened to see the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and our thoughts are with all those affected. We are very conscious of the underlying theme in MotorStorm and are doing everything we can to be as sensitive as possible to the situation. A number of steps have already taken immediate effect including the delay in distribution of the product in New Zealand. In Australia, the game is already in distribution, however we are ceasing any further shipments and have pulled the total marketing launch campaign in consideration of both of these recent tragic events.