Konami drops controversial Iraq game

Fallujah criticism too much to take. 

Konami has decided to dump controversial Iraq war game Six Days in Fallujah due to the amount of negative feedback received.

"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and email, we decided several days ago not to sell it," a Konami spokesperson told Asahi.

"We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there."

Developer Atomic Games had been collaborating with real US soldiers to authentically retell the Iraq battle of Fallujah. As entertainment. From an American perspective.

Unsurprisingly, the PC, PS3 and 360 game soon came under fire from a number of areas - even real-life SAS hardman Andy McNab got involved.

Six Days in Fallujah was due for launch next year in the US. The game was never confirmed for Europe.

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