Also it would be an epic troll move to release something like Daikatana especially if you spend a week building up to the release. You could all have that weekend off safe in the knowledge that there would be lulz on the forums.
Having had the distinctive, um, pleasure of playing that game shortly after release (And was not, oddly, made John Romero's bitch), I would think the likely result of releasing Daikatana after two weeks of buildup would be that someone would fly out to Poland, track down our offices, and stab me in the face.
But could just be my view of things. :P
I'd definitely consider it.
It amazes me that most of the press regarding this game involved Stevana Case's rack. When looking for her real name (instead of Killcreak) I came across this press release: http://venturebeat.com/2010/08/27/playspan-snags-a-gaming-icon-as-its-sales-chief
Lol, so she's still in gaming, sorta. What ever happened to level design and game development Stevie? (no, being really good at Quake doesn't magically grant you development skills)
I still remember firingsquad microwaving their review copy of Daikatana.
I think Playboy paid Case for some pics wonder how much she got, anyone know?
EDIT: I guess I'd be remiss for the newbies, these were some of the pics everyone was drooling over back in the day (distracting them from the steaming turd of a game that was Daikatana): http://www.gamestar.de/index.cfm?pid=86&pk=1336002
I guess she airbrushes well.