Bandai Namco has pushed back the release of Get Even, its upcoming survival horror game, in the wake of yesterday’s horrifying terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
“Given recent events and out of respect we have decided to postpone the commercial release of Get Even to June 23rd,” a company representative said in a statement. “We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone concerned.”
The new June 23 launch date represents a monthlong delay for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One game; it was originally scheduled for a May 26 release.
When we played Get Even last summer at Gamescom 2016, we found it to be an anxiety-inducing, disturbing psychological thriller — as seems to be developer The Farm 51’s intention. The first-person game stars an amnesiac who awakes in a decrepit house carrying only a phone and a gun. He uses the two to help save a young girl for reasons not yet clear to him, while escaping the strange people hunting them down. Failure to do so results in death for both characters.
The game’s premise seems ill-suited to the current mood following the attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last night, when a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 more. Authorities continue to investigate the tragedy.