In an odd turn, today's release of the critically acclaimed PC action/RPG Torchlight, on Xbox LIVE will not extend into the land of the rising sun. It seems that, while other territories' versions are just fine, Japan's edition has a fatal flaw in the form of a 'text bug'. And apparently, no work will be done to repair said bug as the title has been permanently canceled for release on LIVE in Japan.
Torchlight was released in 2009 as a fairly low profile game but garnered positive word of mouth from both critics and genre fans alike and was one of LIVE's more anticipated releases. It must be one hell of a bug to get the game canceled-