Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed that they've taken the decision to postpone the release of Motorstorm Apocalypse in the UK, following recent events in Japan.
In a statement, SCEE said: "We are shocked and saddened to see the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues within the Sony family, living and working throughout Japan.
"We are very conscious of the parallels between these events and the underlying theme in Motorstorm and are doing everything we can to be as sensitive as possible to the situation. Although the game itself is already in distribution, we are ceasing any further shipments and removing as much of the marketing materials as possible."
It's unknown when the title will now ship in the UK, it was expected to release tomorrow. The North American release isn't until the middle of April though.