Summary: Secondary to the recent announcement from Upper Deck that the North American Set.3 shipment has been delayed to mid-December, EOJ community has appeared to became increasingly anxious, in particular, with the future of Eye Of Judgment. As many big EOJ Official Community Site has done this already, I have tried this myself as well and here is the response from SCEA Marketing Manager, Chuck.
We totally appreciate your note and have appreciated the amazing support you have given the game. The news of the delay was very disappointing to us as well as we knew how the players would feel. Sadly, the card portion of the game is in the hands of Upper Deck and there is not much we can do. They should be making an official announcement on that soon which we will share with the rest of the community. In terms of the future of EOJ, we will be operating with the assumption that EOJ will be continuing until Japan tells us otherwise.
No blame goes to Chuck as he responded this within 12 hours of my original EMail. This is pretty much as I have anticipated, but at this point we really don’t know the reason why the shipment has been delayed nor the future of EOJ. I was told that other bigger EOJ sites has also been attempting to get these information.
If all fails, I might even consider writing to Sony Japan, the EOJ pubilisher; however, at this time I do not have any direct contact with them. Most likely I wll have reply with professionally written letter saying “What’s going on in NA is out of our control. At this time, we are not able to tell anything about EOJ fututure.”
Disappointing, but I really believe with Set.3 this game has truly became a great TCG. So I hope we all keep our hopes together and continue playing this game despite another 1 month delay. This is not because to support Sony, but just to entertain yourself with this great game.