‘SIX DAYS IN FALLUJAH’ BACK IN DEVELOPMENT AT KONAMI AFTER 11-YEAR HIATUS
Six Days in Fallujah, a controversial shooter game originally under development with Konami and Atomic Games more than a decade ago, has been revived by publisher Victura and developer Highwire Games.
The game’s official website has gone live, showing a new trailer for the revived shooter and revealing that “over 100 Marines, soldiers, and Iraqi citizens” shared their stories for the title. Six Days in Fallujah centers on the Second Battle of Fallujah from the Iraq War that took place in November 2004.
“Based on their stories, we’ve invested more than three years building technologies to explore specific parts of the combat experience more realistically than other games have so far,” the website reads. “We hope that participating in these real-life “moments of truth” will give each of us a new perspective into events that have already shaped so much of our century.”
A dedicated section of the website goes into detail on the reasoning behind bringing the project back after the extended stall in development: “Throughout history, we’ve tried to understand our world through events that happened to somebody else. Six Days in Fallujah asks you to solve these real-life challenges for yourself.”
The original project was dropped by Konami after what the game’s website describes as “controversy about the ability of video games to cover challenging real-world events.” The revival is planned to release on PC and consoles later this year.
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