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Little Orpheus release pushed back "in light of recent world events"

"We recognise some of the game's themes and content may be upsetting to players at this time," publisher Secret Mode says

The release of The Chinese Room's Little Orpheus has been pushed back due to the war in Ukraine.

Publisher Secret Mode shared a message on Twitter yesterday, which is when the game was due to launch on consoles and PC.

"In light of recent world events, today's PC and console launch for Little Orpheus will be delayed," the message read. "While Little Orpheus was originally released on Apple Arcade in June 2020 and does not directly reference recent world events, we recognise some of the game's themes and content may be upsetting to players at this time."

Secret Mode didn't set a new release date for the title, and said it would "share more information at a later point."

Little Orpheus, a comedic platformer, features many references to Soviet Russia.

Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, the games industry has rallied behind Ukraine.

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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.