Yesterday we reported on the delay of Codemasters' action RPG Rise of the Argonauts to "hopefully before the holidays", and now another Codies title is being wisely held back in the face of the holiday rush. Blue Omega's vertical steampunk shooter Damnation will now see release in early 2009.

"Damnation is being rescheduled for an early 2009 release...The game will be much stronger and better as a result, and will also give people time to get all the pre-holiday releases out the way - ready for the fresh (and vertical) gaming experience that Damnation offers."

Which is really exactly what I suggested they do with the Argonauts...don't push. Put the game out when it is ready and when it won't get lost. A very wise move I should think. Damnation slips to early 2009 [Eurogamer]