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Mercenaries 2 misses 2007 mark, targets 2008

This is a case of what happened with Dark Sector, we believe. See, this holiday season already has such a large lineup of games situated for release that to increase chances of scoring sales, some of the titles with lower expectations (we don't think less of them, the publishers just think they can't compete with bigger titles) are getting shoved into an early 2008 release window. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, long scheduled for a 2007 release, has recently gotten nudged into that early '08 slot for reasons unknown, besides our own theory, of course.

The thing is, games like Mercenaries 2 and to a lesser extent, Dark Sector, aren't bad looking games. They could probably hold their own if released over the holidays, but to really increase their chances of being runaway hits, holding off until next year is a pretty safe alternative. So for those of you itching to get your sandbox-destruction on, we're sorry, but you'll have to find another way to enjoy explosions, since Mercenaries 2 has been pushed back.

[via N4G]

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1. Chances of this being delayed a extra month for ps3 :(
sends a chill up spine.

Posted at 11:08PM on Sep 4th 2007 by sicklesdawg

2. I don't see how next year's MGS4, FFXIII, LittleBigPlanet, and GT5 are gonna be any easier.

Posted at 11:23PM on Sep 4th 2007 by ruibing

3. this was under my radar anyway. Wasn't even on my list of things to get so I'm not hurt by this.

Posted at 12:37AM on Sep 5th 2007 by drdre74

4. They better be using this extra time to make more Harrison Ford skins, damnit.

Posted at 2:56AM on Sep 5th 2007 by Z

5. its good for me because my game bank is broke from pay in full pre orders.

Posted at 12:36PM on Sep 5th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

6. I totally agree Nick, but they better release it before MGS4! Say... February, a slow month. They'll get fair reviews, and it will give us something to do before the next wave of AAA titles (anybody heard anything about FF etc. lately?)

I think they're smart to do this, I don't think this game is too much on anyone's radar, right now.

Posted at 9:47PM on Sep 5th 2007 by John

7. "So for those of you itching to get your sandbox-destruction on, we're sorry, but you'll have to find another way to enjoy explosions, since Mercenaries 2 has been pushed back."

Warhawk, anyone?

Posted at 3:18AM on Sep 6th 2007 by JaseH

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