Canadian PlayStation Vita owners looking forward to getting their (digital) hands on Dokuro following Tuesday's PlayStation Store update were undoubtedly a little disappointed when they went to download the game: it never showed up.
Or, to be more accurate, the game's icon came up via a manual search, but clicking on it only lead to a page that read "There are no content items". Understandably, this caused some confusion among prospective Canadian buyers, which was only increased after publisher GungHo said that they "definitely planned to release (Dokuro) in Canada", and that they were looking into the matter.
After a few hours, Morgan Haro, PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager, explained the situation on the PlayStation Blog, saying that Dokuro "was only slated for US release only [sic]". While no reason for the mix-up was given, GungHo Tweeted shortly thereafter that "Dokuro's PSN release for Canada and Mexico will be delayed 2-3 weeks. We will list the exact date ASAP."
Expect, then, to see the game release on the Canadian PlayStation Store around the end of October, which may not bode well for its sales, considering that this puts the game's new release right alongside Ragnarok Odyssey, DJMax Technika Tune and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. (Though if you absolutely must have it now, keep in mind that the Asian version of the game 1) comes on a game card, and 2) has English subtitles. Just saying.)
Update: GungHo confirmed via Twitter that Dokuro will be released in Canada and Mexico on November 6th. On the upside, that means it's not directly competing against ACIII: Liberation, Ragnarok Odyssey, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and Lego Lord of the Rings (among the many, many games being released October 30th). On the downside...well, that means it's coming one week after ACIII: Liberation, Ragnarok Odyssey, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Lego Lord of the Rings and the numerous other Vita titles all being released the day before Halloween.