We've only just begun covering Six Days in Fallujah here on Co-Optimus, but it looks like that time has already come to an end, at least for now. Not because the game pulled out the co-op mode, no, that's still in there. No, it appears that in the face of controversy Konami has decided not to publish the title.
This doesn't mean that game won't be published, it's being developed by American studio Atomic Games. But for now Konami doesn't want to deal with all the baggage that comes with making a war game based on a war that's not technically over. The fighting in Fallujah in November 2004 was one of the most bloody and intense of the Iraqi war. More than 2,000 people, including many citizens, were killed in street battles over several weeks.
We still have hope that the game will find a new home and a new publisher, nothing breeds sales like controversy. And we'll take a good tactical co-op game anyway we can get it.