Japanese publishers assist their home country

Japan’s biggest publishers have dug deep into their pockets to help assist those suffering in their home country. Nintendo and Sony have dug the deepest dishing out ¥300m (£2.26m) each while SEGA Sammy has given ¥200m (£1.5m). Thoughtfully, Sony has also supplied 30,000 radios.

Namco Bandai has closed their arcades to help save power as well as donate a modest ¥100m (£760,000). Also to help save energy Square-Enix and Konami have shut off many of their servers.

Irem has canned their survival sim Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (pictured) for PlayStation 3 too. You may know the series either as Raw Danger or SOS: Final Escape, depending on which country you live in.

Outside of Japan, both Sony and Sega have decided to postpone two of their titles – Motorstorm: Apocalypse now as a release date of “TBA” in Europe while Sega’s Yakuza 4, which features a zombie outbreak and is set entirely in Japan, has been delayed.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • First person to say “Sega could have spent that money on Shenmue 3” will get a turd in the post…

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