Relax your wallets this holiday: Mercenaries 2 falls into 2008

To those who were eager to blow the crap out of a Venezuelan porta-potty with a surgical bomb this Holiday season — sorry!

According to UK videogame Web site Total Video Games, Electronic Arts have confirmed that Mercenaries 2: World in Flames will miss the originally planned Holiday 2007 release. The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 2 title is now slated to hit shelves next year; retailer GameStop currently lists the title for an April 2008 release.

There are a lot of reasons why we could be seeing a shift in the title’s release date, the least of which is the already cluttered Holiday season (I think just Halo 3 should qualify as “cluttered”). Or maybe the game simply wasn’t ready to ship. But Pandemic has been developing Mercenaries 2 with the PS3 as the game’s lead SKU, so feel free to blame the Xbox 360 for the delay. That makes for a better story, right?

[Thanks, Justin!] 

Nick Chester