Sega of Japan has confirmed that it will be delaying the release of Virtua Striker 3 and LeMans 24 Hours for GameCube in Japan. In-house development issues are the assumed cause for the Virtua Striker delay but the reasons behind LeMans 24 Hours being delayed remain undeterminable.
The game was originally developed by Infogrames and is only being published by Sega in Japan. Sega has refused to clarify the situation at this point. Perhaps the company has bitten off more than it can chew as a multi-platform developer and publisher?