The new psychological thriller/shooter hybrid by The Farm 51, Get Even, originally scheduled for release May 26th has been delayed a month to June 23rd. This is due to the recent terror attack in Manchester England this week and publisher Bandai Namco has issued a public statement explaining their decision to push back the release date, the statement reads:
Given recent events & out of respect we have decided to postpone Get Even to June 23rd. We would like to express our deepest condolences.
— BANDAI NAMCO Europe (@BandaiNamcoEU) May 23, 2017
This isn’t the first or even the second time Get Even has been delayed. Originally set to launch in 2015, then again in 2016, before finally falling on its May 2017 release date. The synopsis for the game does hit a little too close to home after this tragic event: “You are Cole Black, awakened in an abandoned asylum with no memory save for that of an attempted rescue of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest.” It’s more than clear to see why the publisher has decided to delay the launch of the title again.
This is an incredibly respectful move by Bandai Namco and one I hope gamers will truly understand.