Bandai Namco delays release of Get Even game after Manchester attack
Bandai Namco has delayed the release of a new first-person shooter game in the wake of this week's attack on Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom.
Get Even, Bandai Namco’s upcoming British-based psychological thriller, will now be released on June 23.
“Given recent events and out of respect we have decided to postpone the commercial release of Get Even to June 23,” Bandai Namco said in an official statement the day after the Manchester attack.
“We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone concerned.”
Get Even, which was originally slated for a May 26 release, will now be pushed back to June 23 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Developed by Polish studio Farm 51, Get Even is a survival game where the player must use a phone and a gun to rescue a kidnapped child.
The game puts players in the shoes of an amnesiac who is instructed to carry out various tasks via phone calls from a mysterious kidnapper, who taunts the main character with photos of a teenage girl strapped to a bomb.
The premise of the game is at odds with the current mood right across the world after the tragedy that occurred when a bomb went off at pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England which killed 22 people and injured 59 on Monday, May 22.
A 23 year old man has been identified by police as the person behind the bombing.
Three other men have been arrested in relation to the event.
MCM London Comic Con is upping its security ahead of this weekend's convention, following the concert bombing.
The organisers are working with venue ExCeL London to introduce additional security measures, including increased security checks.
An official statement warns of longer queuing times and advises attendees allow extra time for travel.
"For those attending in cosplay, we ask that you consider your outfit while travelling to and from ExCeL London and advise you to check the cosplay rules,” the statement reads.
"We also advise cosplayers where replica weapons are part of their costume to ensure they conform to the rules and relevant laws, security will be enforcing rules to ensure visitor safety.
"Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims and the city of Manchester.”