In an almost surreal announcement, GAME UK, the United Kingdom’s largest game retailer, shared some bad news for amiibo fans.
A shipment of Nintendo’s newest IP, Splatoon, and the subsequent amiibo have somehow disappeared en route to the GAME UK warehouse. Though GAME UK won’t be getting new copies of the editions that were stolen, they are offering customers a discounted standard version of the game in addition to a free Inkling Boy amiibo or Inkling Girl amiibo.
Below is a copy of what was sent to GAME UK customers:
We regret to inform you that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included in this delivery was our allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo. As a result, we are unable to honour your original pre-order due for delivery on the 29th May 2015.
Due to these extraordinary circumstances, we will unfortunately not be getting replacements for these missing items. We have no option but to substitute the Splatoon + Squid Inkling in your order with the standard version of the game. You will still receive your Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy amiibo. We will be discounting this edition by £10 from £52.99 to £42.99 to apologise for this inconvenience. We will also be sending your order by First Class post on Friday 29th May, as we want to make sure that you are happy with this substitution.
What a rotten situation. I sympathize for all the gamers who have been affected by this. But on the other hand, how the heck does a giant shipment disappear? I’m hoping they mysteriously reappear for a happy resolution, but I ain’t holding my breath.