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Killer 7 bleeds back into September

Capcom's eagerly awaited schizo shooter delayed again

Capcom has told us that Killer 7, the crazy-looking PS2 and Cube shooter bringing the busy world of Multiple Personality Disorder to videogaming for the first time, has once again been delayed in Japan, the US and Europe.

Japanese gamers will now not be able to get their hands on the game until May at the earliest, while US and European gamers - who were expecting a June 24 release - will have to wait until September.

Capcom confirmed the hold-up this morning. "Killer 7 has been delayed in Japan," we were told by a spokesperson, "but we do not have a new confirmed release date for any territory yet."

However, we got a sniff of information that emerged yesterday pointing to a September US and European release date. It makes sense, since Capcom are unlikely to launch the title at the height of the traditional summer games drought.

Originally scheduled for a GameCube exclusive release in December 2003, Killer 7 has suffered numerous delays in during its troubled development. A PS2 version was announced at the beginning of 2004.

Shinji Mikami, the bloke behind the Resident Evil series, is heading up work on the title. It certainly looks distinctive (check out screens here) and the split-personality gameplay has us itching to see what it's like.

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer. More news on Killer 7 as it comes.