Splatoon Special Editions stolen from truck carrying stock to GAME
Those who had hoped to obtain a copy of the Splatoon Special Edition from UK retailer GAME may be out of luck. In an email sent to customers today, the retailer said that a lorry transporting stock of the Splatoon Special Edition has been stolen.
GAME is unable to fulfill orders due to these recent events. Consumers are being offered standard versions of Splatoon along with with a £10 discount. Alternatively, gamers can cancel their orders.
In a statement provided to MCV, Nintendo said:
“We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME’s allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour pre-orders for this item in GAME. We are working with GAME to contact those customers affected. Whilst these unfortunate circumstances were out of Nintendo UK and GAME’s control, we apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment that this has caused.”
Nintendo added that it will be sending out the replacement game via first class post to ensure stock reaches gamers.