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Friday, 25 May 2012

Delay Round-Up: May 14th-25th

Yep, it really is THAT bad.
Usually, I'd split up articles based on the delays of films, shows or games into several different pieces, yet quite frankly looking at the depressingly large number of releases that have suffered delays in the past few weeks, I can't stomach doing that. Instead I've compiled all of the push-backs that have occured during the hiatus that haven't already been covered on the blog below...
  • Capcom's DMC: Devil May Cry was originally due for release in late 2012, but it has been confirmed that the fantasy thriller will now ship on January 18th, 2013.
  • Was anyone hoping for the X-COM reboot to make it out this year? If so, they'll be disappointed to hear that it now won't release until the fiscal year of April 2013-March 2014. On the plus side, spin-off X-COM: Enemy Unknown will ship on October 16th this year.
  • On another rather sad note, this year's GAMEFest has been cancelled due to the problems the UK retailer chain has been undergoing in recent times. A shame, as had the queues been fixed this time around the expo had some massive potential. Still, a 2013 return has at least been teased...
  • On a peculiar note, Paramount Pictures have opted to push their big Summer action-thriller movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation back a full nine months to implement 3D into it. That stinks of pre-Summer Of Film jitters to me, but there you go...Retaliation wil now debut in March 2013.
  • Namco Bandai's Inversion is still suffering, too- the physics-bending third person shooter is now due to ship in July rather than June.
  • Thankfully, there is one occassion where things have turned out for the better and unexpected. The new film adaptation of Life Of Pi has now been brought forward by a month, moved away from its Christmas release (wise move, considering Gatsby and Hobbit are looking to dominate that period) to November 16th.
So, there you have it! Hopefully these wil be the last major delays we get for some time, else 2012 will begin to look like a pretty weak year for entertainment.

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