Konami pulls plug on "Six Days in Fallujah" game

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Chicago (IL) - Konami has reportedly decided to pull the plug on "Six Days in Fallujah," a video game that realistically depicts urban warfare between U.S. forces and enemy combatants in Iraq.

"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions...We decided not to sell it," said a Konami spokesperson who was quoted by Ashai. "We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there."

According to Konami, the company "partnered" with over three dozen US Marines to help develop the game. The Marines apparently offered "unprecedented access" to battle plans, after action reports, photos, videos and satellite maps.

The game would have allowed players to "experience" the historic battle of Fallujah as a US Marine fire-team leader. The battlefield was expected to be a dynamic one, with players shaping events and influencing the operation's outcome. The game was slated to include multiplayer functionality – which would have allowed players to team up with other fire team members in co-op and online modes.

Six Days in Fallujah was scheduled to be released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC.