Namco Bandai's extra-violent third-person shooter Dead To Rights: Retribution may not be releasing this year after all. The Volatile Games-developed Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game may be slipping into 2010, according to multiple sources.

Retribution was definitely pushed back until next year in Europe, according to word from the newly minted Namco Bandai Partners' schedule, with North American retailers (GameStop, Gamefly, et al.) now slating the game for a Q1 2010 or TBD release.

Curious if you should care that the now-gen Dead To Rights sequel is looking like a 2010 release? Read our preview of the game to find out more.

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Dead to Rights pushed to 2010? [GameSpot]