Bandai Namco Delays Launch of Get Even in Response to Manchester Terrorist Attack

Bandai Namco Delays Launch of Get Even in Response to Manchester Terrorist Attack

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In the wake of yesterday's horrific attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, Bandai Namco has pushed back the release date of Get Even to June.

Get Even will be coming out about a month later than planned, as Bandai Namco has delayed the survival horror game after the terrorist attack that took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 and injured 59. The delay was announced in an official statement, in which a company representative said,

"Given recent events and out of respect we have decided to postpone the commercial release of Get Even to June 23rd. We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone concerned."

The game was originally scheduled to launch this Friday, May 26 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but will now hit stores on June 23 instead.

If you haven't followed Get Even, it's a psychological thriller developed by The Farm 51. You are placed in the shoes of an amnesiac who wakes up in a run-down asylum with only a phone and a gun. You're apparently out to get even with someone, but who and for what aren't clear.

You can find more info on the game over at its official website.

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That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

iconoclast xvii:
That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

Violent media delayed, candles, facebook profile filters, lights on/off on landmarks, repeat within the likely next 2-3 months.

Seems a bit odd.

I mean, don't get me wrong: the events in Manchester were horrid. The fact that some terrorist went out of his way to bomb a stadium full of young adults, teenagers and children is despicable, and a truly hope that - should an afterlife exist - that man finds himself in the deepest, darkest depths of hell.

I just don't see how the release of this game, and yesterdays events, relate.

I mean, if this was a game set around a terror bombing, or something like that, I would get it, but this game just seems entirely unrelated to anything and everything related to the Manchester bombings.

Weird.

bjj hero:

iconoclast xvii:
That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

You remind me why I left these forums years ago - people can't seem to resist being jerks to other people. And no, that is not the worst thing I have going on right now. I actually have a ton of shit going on right now and that was one thing I was looking forward to as a distraction from life.

Laggyteabag:
Seems a bit odd.

I mean, don't get me wrong: the events in Manchester were horrid. The fact that some terrorist went out of his way to bomb a stadium full of young adults, teenagers and children is despicable, and a truly hope that - should an afterlife exist - that man finds himself in the deepest, darkest depths of hell.

I just don't see how the release of this game, and yesterdays events, relate.

I mean, if this was a game set around a terror bombing, or something like that, I would get it, but this game just seems entirely unrelated to anything and everything related to the Manchester bombings.

Weird.

The game's title is "Get Even". I'd imaging they're trying to distance themselves from any kind of possibility of being linked to any kind of retributive violence. That's the only link I can think of though.

Cultural enrichment truly knows no bounds.

Damn, I heard this game was gonna be the bomb.

bjj hero:

iconoclast xvii:
That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

iconoclast xvii:
That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Welcome to the Escapist.

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

iconoclast xvii:
That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month.

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Game delayed following multiple children being murdered, families wrecked. If youre mildly disappointed because you have to wait a little longer for a new game then you are doing OK.

Rude? I'd argue a statement of fact.

...This is a PR stunt. A small one, but I mean...I never even heard of this game until now. Its not like it has any reasonable link to the attack, so I honestly think they are just trying to get some attention and some "Oh, look how sensitive they are to tragedy".

bjj hero:

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Game delayed following multiple children being murdered, families wrecked. If youre mildly disappointed because you have to wait a little longer for a new game then you are doing OK.

Rude? I'd argue a statement of fact.

Good you cleared that. Gentlemen don't 'argue statement of facts', so everything checks out.
And as Saelune mentioned it's a marketing hook to lift up your product on latest news focus.

bjj hero:

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Game delayed following multiple children being murdered, families wrecked. If youre mildly disappointed because you have to wait a little longer for a new game then you are doing OK.

Rude? I'd argue a statement of fact.

Of course you would. I'll be sure to bring up the same argument the next time I see you complain about literally anything since you seem to have a whole fallacy of relative privation thing going on and murdered children/ wrecked families are, sadly, a daily occurrence.

Honestly, I think the people behind The Occupation are probably feeling more awkward, considering their trailer launched yesterday and was about terrorist bombings in Britain.

RaikuFA:

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

If that is the worst thing going on in your life right now then you are doing OK.

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Welcome to the Escapist.

The Escapist: zero to dickishness in two posts.

"Last bastion of intelligence on the internet" indeed.

If someone's first response to an article of a terrorist attack delaying a game was a mild annoyance of inconvenience with"That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month." Pretty sure that's a hell of a lot more dickish response than someone pointing that out.

I didn't know there was a game called Get Even so i read the title as 'Bandai Namco Delays Launch To Get Even in Response to Manchester Terrorist Attack' and i was dissapointed it wasn't anything that funny.

BakedZnake:
If someone's first response to an article of a terrorist attack delaying a game was a mild annoyance of inconvenience with"That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month." Pretty sure that's a hell of a lot more dickish response than someone pointing that out.

Wouldn't you people normally want people to express how they are affected by certain events?
But you don't get to decide what scale it is considering we have 7bil people across more than 5square meters and to most of us, a handful of brits dying won't make a difference at all.

You are asking us to care about a drop of water that's coming out of the ocean and evaporating.

Laggyteabag:
Seems a bit odd.

I mean, don't get me wrong: the events in Manchester were horrid. The fact that some terrorist went out of his way to bomb a stadium full of young adults, teenagers and children is despicable, and a truly hope that - should an afterlife exist - that man finds himself in the deepest, darkest depths of hell.

I just don't see how the release of this game, and yesterdays events, relate.

I mean, if this was a game set around a terror bombing, or something like that, I would get it, but this game just seems entirely unrelated to anything and everything related to the Manchester bombings.

Weird.

Agreed. While respect and understand Namco's decision, the two have no relation to each other. Similar to some people, I've never even heard of the game until now. If that's the case, I highly doubt the general public would take offense to Get Even. I bet if the game had any title, they wouldn't be doing this.

Viking:
I didn't know there was a game called Get Even so i read the title as 'Bandai Namco Delays Launch To Get Even in Response to Manchester Terrorist Attack' and i was dissapointed it wasn't anything that funny.

BakedZnake:
If someone's first response to an article of a terrorist attack delaying a game was a mild annoyance of inconvenience with"That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month." Pretty sure that's a hell of a lot more dickish response than someone pointing that out.

Wouldn't you people normally want people to express how they are affected by certain events?
But you don't get to decide what scale it is considering we have 7bil people across more than 5square meters and to most of us, a handful of brits dying won't make a difference at all.

You are asking us to care about a drop of water that's coming out of the ocean and evaporating.

Are you serious? A major terror attack is now "a drop of water coming out of the ocean and evaporating."? You've somehow topped the combined asshole factor of every other post in this thread in one sentence, congrats.

Dragonlayer:
Honestly, I think the people behind The Occupation are probably feeling more awkward, considering their trailer launched yesterday and was about terrorist bombings in Britain.

RaikuFA:

Battenberg:

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Welcome to the Escapist.

The Escapist: zero to dickishness in two posts.

"Last bastion of intelligence on the internet" indeed.

No wonder this place is a laughingstock.

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

Battenberg:

What an incredibly rude, presumptuous, and uncalled for response to someone expressing mild disappointment at a game delay.

OT: I don't understand the relation between Manchester and this game either but I think it's probably not worth the offence questioning motives would likely cause.

Game delayed following multiple children being murdered, families wrecked. If youre mildly disappointed because you have to wait a little longer for a new game then you are doing OK.

Rude? I'd argue a statement of fact.

Of course you would. I'll be sure to bring up the same argument the next time I see you complain about literally anything since you seem to have a whole fallacy of relative privation thing going on and murdered children/ wrecked families are, sadly, a daily occurrence.

It was the reason given by the company. On a lesser scale, it is why I dont complain about being stuck in traffic when there has been a nasty accident. Those people are getting it much worse.

It was a good thing that you were here to run in and save iconoclast though. You could audition for Baywatch with that rescue.

Dragonlayer:

The Escapist: zero to dickishness in ONE posts.

"Last bastion of intelligence on the internet" indeed.

Fixed that for you.

The collective "meh" on this thread is disappointing.

Well, the plot of the game apparently includes "a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest", so there's that.

bjj hero:

Battenberg:

bjj hero:

Game delayed following multiple children being murdered, families wrecked. If youre mildly disappointed because you have to wait a little longer for a new game then you are doing OK.

Rude? I'd argue a statement of fact.

Of course you would. I'll be sure to bring up the same argument the next time I see you complain about literally anything since you seem to have a whole fallacy of relative privation thing going on and murdered children/ wrecked families are, sadly, a daily occurrence.

It was the reason given by the company. On a lesser scale, it is why I dont complain about being stuck in traffic when there has been a nasty accident. Those people are getting it much worse.

It was a good thing that you were here to run in and save iconoclast though. You could audition for Baywatch with that rescue.

I'm proud of you for at least resisting the urge to use the phrase 'white knight', I bet it was tough.

Battenberg:

I'm proud of you for at least resisting the urge to use the phrase 'white knight', I bet it was tough.

You pick your own label, I commented on what you had posted.

bjj hero:
it is why I dont complain about being stuck in traffic when there has been a nasty accident. Those people are getting it much worse.

That is so valiant. You don't even anonymously tweet about it? My hero!
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I... don't know what this game is or how it's at all related to the attack. Though I guess in a way it is a kind gesture to delay the release of a product to give people time to mourn. Or maybe the they figured the attack would cut into profits and a month would be ample time for people to move on. I'll just assume this was done in good taste. I like to think of companies as soulless dollar worshipers, but I ought to remember that the people who run them are human... technically

bjj hero:

Dragonlayer:

The Escapist: zero to dickishness in TWO posts.

"Last bastion of intelligence on the internet" indeed.

Fixed that for you.

The collective "meh" on this thread is disappointing.

Don't fix what ain't broken. iconoclast xvii didn't break down and cry over the news that a game they were looking forward to was delayed. "That's a bummer" doesn't mean "worst news I've received in the last week", but you jumped the shark and left a rude reply because you decided that being mildly disappointed about a thing was the height of iconoclast xvii's misfortune. But hey, good job on letting a stranger, whom you know next to nothing about, know that their life is a-okay. You're the hero this forum deserves.

Dreiko:
Damn, I heard this game was gonna be the bomb.

No matter how big of a bomb, the concert was Grander.

StatusNil:
Well, the plot of the game apparently includes "a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest", so there's that.

Yeah I looke around and found out the plot. This article doesn't mention it.

Laggyteabag:
Seems a bit odd.

I mean, don't get me wrong: the events in Manchester were horrid. The fact that some terrorist went out of his way to bomb a stadium full of young adults, teenagers and children is despicable, and a truly hope that - should an afterlife exist - that man finds himself in the deepest, darkest depths of hell.

I just don't see how the release of this game, and yesterdays events, relate.

I mean, if this was a game set around a terror bombing, or something like that, I would get it, but this game just seems entirely unrelated to anything and everything related to the Manchester bombings.

Weird.

I wonder what your reaction would be if someone blew up a retirement home.

Saelune:
...This is a PR stunt. A small one, but I mean...I never even heard of this game until now. Its not like it has any reasonable link to the attack, so I honestly think they are just trying to get some attention and some "Oh, look how sensitive they are to tragedy".

I don't know if its becauee im an oldjaded and cynical man, but this was my first thought.

BakedZnake:
If someone's first response to an article of a terrorist attack delaying a game was a mild annoyance of inconvenience with"That's a bummer. Guess I'm back to Dark Souls for another month." Pretty sure that's a hell of a lot more dickish response than someone pointing that out.

How is that dicking? I mean is it mandatory now to express condolences to people on the other side of the world everytime something happens? I mean who has that kind of time. As long as people aren't encouraging it who cares. It does suck that the game is delayed for no apparent reason. If anythinf you should be mad a namco for using the attack as a way to promote their game.

That's reasonable. I'm sure my fellow 'Scapists are discussing this topic in a mature and respectful manner and totally not passively-aggressively sniping one another.

*Reads thread*

WELP...

Neverhoodian:
That's reasonable. I'm sure my fellow 'Scapists are discussing this topic in a mature and respectful manner and totally not passively-aggressively sniping one another.

*Reads thread*

WELP...

Are you surprised? It's the Escapist.

 

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