Japanese publishers are pulling the plug on several major releases in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Sega will be delaying the release of Yakuza: Of The End, and Sony will be likewise be delaying the release of MotorStorm Apocalypse. Irem has just canceled the release of Disaster Report 4 with no additional information available at this time.
As for Sega, the release of Yakuza: Of The End in Japan has been pushed back to be announced (TBA) at a later date. Yakuza: Of the End was slated for release in Japan only. MotorStorm Apocalypse, to be released by Sony, also now has a TBA date for Japan; but we are under the impression from our sources that its release in other regions will move forward.
Both of these titles from Sega and Sony were slated for Japanese release on March 17th. Whispers that we hear indicate that both companies still plan to release these titles in Japan at some point in the future.