Having realised that perhaps not all publicity is in fact good publicity, Konami have dropped the war videogame based on the 2004 battle of Fallujah.
They say that after "seeing the reaction" from the US, and "hearing opinions" from critics they decided to pass on Atomic Games' hot potato; where supposedly US marines advised the devs.
Konami are looking to distance themselves from the game now, and even add they "don't know the connection" between Atomic and any US military contacts - only saying they "think" they had collaboration.
"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it," a Konami PR rep told .
"We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there." This is the 'feature' that critics picked up on, and weren't shy on venting their distaste for such a project. Konami seem to have woken up to the problem, can the same be said for developer Atomic Games?
Six Days in Fallujah was scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next year but with Konami pulling their support it's left in limbo - perhaps forever.
Konami decided "several days ago not to sell" Six Days in Fallujah
27 April 2009 | By Simon Priest