Capcom Says Early Copies of Resident Evil 6 Were Stolen

Resident Evil 6Capcom has said that the recently sold copies of Resident Evil 6 in Poland were, in fact, stolen. The games were sold to consumers weeks ahead of the game’s official street date of October 2, 2012.

The publisher spoke to Eurogamer about the matter:

“At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game.”

There’s no word yet as to how many illegitimate copies have been sold and if Capcom will be pursuing legal avenues.

A big ticket game like Resident Evil 6 selling so early turned some heads last week. Retailers have broken street dates before but selling a game a full month in advance is a little ludicrous.

In a bit of more usual news, the Resident Evil 6 demo will be available for console owners on September 18, 2012. The new demo will have different content from the demo contained in the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma, which released earlier this year.

In addition, PlayStation 3 owners of Dragon’s Dogma will have access to the previously exclusive Xbox 360 demo. It will be available to download on September 5, 2012 through a token redemption.

No word yet on the PC version’s release date.

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