Metal Gear Rising Cancelled for Xbox 360 in Japan [Update]

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Today, Konami announced that the Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has been slashed, cut, and cancelled. Only the PS3 version will be released in Japan.

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The studio apologized to those gamers looking forward to the Xbox 360 version, but did not give a reason as to why it had been canned.

No word on how this impacts the Western release of the game.

Update: Konami tells Eurogamer that Rising will still be released on Xbox 360 in the West.

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Xbox360「メタルギア ライジング リベンジェンス」日本版について [Konami]


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