It was recently delayed due to the earthquake that hit Japan, and Sony was "very conscious of the parallels" between the crisis and the game.
"We are shocked and saddened to see the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues within the Sony family, living and working throughout Japan," read a Sony statement.
"We are very conscious of the parallels between these events and the underlying theme in MotorStorm and are doing everything we can to be as sensitive as possible to the situation. Although the game itself is already in distribution, we are ceasing any further shipments and removing as much of the marketing materials as possible."
MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be released in the UK exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on 31st March. Strategy Informer gave the game a 7/10 in its.