Sometimes, events happen that force us all to sit back and take stock. This is certainly the case with the terror attack that took place in Manchester, United Kingdom, where a bomber killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Bandai Namco has decided, out of respect for those lost to the tragic attack, to postpone the release of upcoming thriller title Get Even.
“Given recent events & out of respect we have decided to postpone Get Even to June 23rd,” stated Bandai Namco UK on Twitter. “We would like to express our deepest condolences.” The title was originally scheduled for release on Friday, May 26.
The decision to delay the game by a few weeks is an easy one to understand, given the subject matter of the game itself. Get Even, which is from developer The Farm 51, involves scenes that revolve around a woman with a bomb strapped to her, with the player then tasked with finding out how to defuse the device. Given the events in Manchester, Bandai Namco has clearly decided that a delay to the game is the appropriate choice of action.
Given recent events & out of respect we have decided to postpone Get Even to June 23rd. We would like to express our deepest condolences.
— Bandai Namco UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) May 24, 2017
In Get Even, things are not quite as they appear, however. The player’s character, a mercenary named Cole Black, is actually taking part in some kind of virtual reality simulation. As such, this horror shooter does look to include some level of psychological horror alongside the more gritty scares and action it has shown so far.
That said, Get Even is shrouded in a fair amount of mystery, so don’t be surprised to see some twists and turns as the story unfolds. So far, the title has been something of an enigma, although a little more light was shed on the title through a recent trailer release. When the title does launch at the end of June, no doubt there will be lots of surprises in store for players.
Get Even will launch on June 23, 2017, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.