Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 DLC And Yakuza: Of The End Delayed

By Spencer . March 14, 2011 . 11:03am

mvc3delayShuma-Gorath and Jill Valentine were supposed to join the Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds roster this week. Due to the disaster in Japan, Capcom decided to delay distribution of the two bonus characters. A new release date was not announced at this time.


Sega also postponed the release of Yakuza: Of the End. The zombie action game has Kazuma Kiryu and other characters from the Yakuza series blast zombies in the ruins of Kamurocho. While Kamurocho is a fictional location, it’s modeled after Kabukicho, a district in Shinjuku. Yakuza: Of the End was previously scheduled for release on March 17 in Japan. The game’s current release date is TBD.


We’ll post updated information about both titles as soon as details are announced.

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  • Apparently Sony’s Motorstorm: Apocalypse (a racing game in a ruined city) has been delayed as well, at least in japanese soil.

  • Zonic505

    From what I understand, the DLC delay might be only for Japan. There hasn’t been word on if this’ll affect the rest of the world. I’ll comment again when I find out.

    Actually, they were playable at PAX, which just ended yesterday, so it seems that the US might not be affected.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    This won’t be the last of it, I’m sure. It’s not a crazy guess that many games–if not every single one–that were set to release in Japan this year are going to be delayed.

    Oh how insignificant is entertainment when human lives and a country’s socioeconomic well-being are at stake… yet try as I might to be as sympathetic as one who wasn’t involved in anyway can be, I can’t help but remain disappointed by things that will more directly affect me. Perhaps that makes me an insensitive prick. Perhaps it’s just an unfortunate truth about human nature. Either way the combination of the tragic recent events and the impact it will have on the industry have made me lose a good deal of my appetite for upcoming Japanese games.

    • yeahh….thats pretty insensitive

    • Not necessarily insensitive. I know a lot of people were a bit disappointed about future releases too, but they weren’t being vocal about it. I’m worried about NGP’s release since Sony shut down 6 of their factories but I can’t do anything about it.

      Just make the best of what you can have without thinking too much. I’m pretty sure they’ll get back to speed real quick. They’re Japanese after all :)

      • Surely Sony doesnt only have factories in JPN? I thought they made electronics in Eastern Europe too?

        • Sorry, I’m not sure about that, but news is chip supply would be affected since Japan manufactures quite a few of those :(

        • daizyujin

          Not sure about Sony but I do know that a very large portion of NAND flash memory is still manufactured in Japan right where the quakes hit. I believe by Toshiba. Regardless there have been shutdowns and there will likely be shortages. I remember reading that they supplied several parts in Apple products. These things are sticky, so it shouldn’t have any dramatic effect right now, but give it a few months.

          The problem here is not one of factories either. Some factories may have fared well in the “storm”, but it is irrelevant when the entire infrastructure is gone and you can’t get raw materials in nor finished product out.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Thanks. I hope they do, for the good of their own nation. I tried not to come across as sounding like a douche but I’d understand if I failed.

        It’s not “screw Japanese people I just want their games”, it’s more like “Japanese people are suffering while I’m waiting to play their games makes me feel uneasy and sad and not sure how to feel overall”. I’m most connected to Japan through their export entertainment products so my first reaction is being concerned with those areas and the people who are in the industry whom I have a stake in. This is a gaming site so I comment how these incidents relate to my thoughts about gaming. I’m not an activist and I have no friends or relations over there; I can only sigh when I read about things like this concerning the death of people in wars, murders, and disasters. I’ll pray for them but there’s not much else I can do.

        • That’s the spirit. Keep it classy.

        • daizyujin

          I do have to admit in some ways though it does concern me about these releases the more I do think about it. I mean, if these are never sold and that revenue is lost, this could turn into lost jobs for people.

          Now there is the million dollar question, one that I would never want to have to make. If you were in charge, which is more important, your appearance of sensitivity to the suffering or the money going into the pockets of your employees. You can’t necessarily have it both ways.

    • No one’s saying you aren’t allowed to be disappointed or sad about things that affect you directly as well as things that don’t. Being insensitive would mean not caring at all about the disaster, or prioritizing your personal concerns over the social and economic devastation of an entire country. The fact that you’ve come out and said that your disappointments are insignificant in comparison means you know what’s up.

      All anyone asks is that you show some respect. As long as you aren’t one of the callous subhumans braying “THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR PEARL HARBOR, USA #1!!!!”, I’d say you’re good.

    • Bakuryukun

      It is pretty insensitive, albeit not intentionally. Because seriously, YOU aren’t that affected by this in the great scheme of things. People in Japan are “disappointed” that there family members and friends are dead/injured, and a lot of their homes destroyed. and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

      You on the other hand are disappointed because you might have to wait a little bit longer for games that are going to come out anyways, whiles you sit at home with literally thousands of other games for sale, and assurance that your day is most likely going to be “normal.”

      don’t chalk it up to Human Nature, that’s a cop out, basically you comforting yourself by saying “Oh well, humans are evil, no wonder I don’t have that much concern for my fellow man.”

      so yeah, you probably aren’t TRYING to be insensitive, but that’s not the same thing as NOT being insensitive.

    • daizyujin

      I just have to say that your honesty is very refreshing. I am sure several people have came by that share similar feelings and yet don’t post them as they will be labeled as “trolls, insensitive, or assholes.”

      It is sad what has happened, but neither you nor I or anybody else on this board could ever do anything to stop it no matter how self righteous they might pretend to be. Dwelling on the topic of sensitivity in this situation is ridiculous. After all, in the grand scheme of things, video games are unimportant compared to the suffering of the afflicted. By the same token though videos games are also unimportant to the suffering. I can’t imagine that a person that saw half their family drown, their house swept out to sea and are living in a shelter really give a damn at all about whether the latest Yakuza or Disaster Report is out. I think said concerns are more appropriately put towards getting food and water and holding out hope that their loved ones are still alive. This isn’t really about sensitivity people, it is just corporate PR. They don’t really “care” they just realize the damage it will do to them as corporations are not people but entities that are incapable of feelings. It is interesting to me though that the people that would complain the most are the ones that likely were not impacted at all while those in need are simply fighting to survive.

      I guess my point is simply this, the whole “controversy” surrounding the release of these games is overblown. In the end, the ones most impacted by the natural disasters likely don’t care, and the only ones that will complain will be the ones not impacted by the storm that have the time to do so. And really, who gives a damn what they think right now in the grand scheme of things anyways? It isn’t like they lost anything.

      Personally right now though, I don’t give a damn if any of these games ever come out, I am just worried about Fukushima Daiichi.

  • PrinceHeir

    well it’s expected to be honest.

    actually i want them to concentrate first on this tragedy rather than considering continuing their work and such.

    still there’s alot of games coming this year, so yeah stay strong japan

    • Zonic505

      Agreed. If it’s delayed everywhere else, it’s perfectly understandable. I’m not gonna complain one bit if it is.

  • Zonic505
  • ForeverFidelis

    It’s Valkenhayn all over again

  • If you have the DLC code for MvC3 PS3 you can grab it off PSN now.

  • Well that sucks only because I thought by purchasing the SE of the game I get them day 1 now I have to wait even longer. Can’t be helped though do to whats happened to my Dear Japan. Damn Natural disasters. Be well Japan! I wish you a speedy recovery.

    • Aoshi00

      Guess like others said it only delayed the Jpn release unfortunately, I got the DLC code in email today for the US LE. Feels a bit guilty to be playing games while Jpn is going thru this catastrophe.. but I guess I would still be playing Gyakuten Kenji 2…

  • I was about to post that it wouldn’t make since to delay the US release. Right now Japan needs all the money they can get after this disaster, which is why many Japanese stores are still trying to stay open despite the tragedy. So if anyone has any plans to buy any DLC, or any items in general from Japan, now would be a very good time to do it.

  • yeah I cant even register my game to get the code off of so that sucks but i understand and all since i saw what happened on 3/11/11 god be with the Japanese people

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