In the aftermath of the murders in Tokyo's Akihabara district this week, Konami in Japan has cancelled three promotional events for the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- one of which was going to be in the same district.
According to Time
, quoting an anonymous source,"Konami cancelled the events with the 'safety of participants in mind' though similar events in the U.S. were to proceed as planned".
Why exactly there should be safety concerns is unclear. However, given that no connection has been made between any video games directly, Konami in Japan has certainly done the decent thing in terms of respecting the grief of the victims' families.Sources: