Tactical military shooter Six Days in Fallujah is set for a release on PC and consoles later this year, after eleven years it was dropped by original publisher Konami.
The game will be centered around the stories of various Marines, Soldiers and Iraqi civilians who fought Al Qaeda during the battle of Fallujah from 2004, and will feature missions that will be recreated and narrated from the real experiences of those involved.
The game was originally set to release under Konami back in 2009, but was pulled with a spokesperson for the publisher at the time saying “After seeing the reaction to the video game in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it.”
On the decision to finally bring the game out now, a statement on the game’s website said “When we originally announced Six Days in Fallujah in 2009, we learned that some people believe video games shouldn’t tackle real-life events. To these people, video games seem more like toys than a medium capable of communicating something insightful. We disagree.”
“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. We believe that trying to do something for ourselves can help us understand not just what happened, but why it happened the way it did. Video games can connect us in ways other media cannot.”