Video game publisher Capcom has confirmed that a number of copies of the upcoming Resident Evil 6 were sold one full month before the actual launch date for the game.
The company also made it clear that the units of the game sold in Poland were actually stolen and warned all those involved that they would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
A statement from Capcom states: “Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date. 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.”
A number of the stolen and then sold copies of Resident Evil 6 are now available for sale online and those who have them are asking for ludicrous amounts of money, more than 1,000 Euro (1,260 dollars).
It’s not clear why Capcom chose to send out copies of the game so early.
The official launch date for Resident Evil 6
is set for October 2 in Europe and North America and two days later in Japan and the game is already gold, which means that Capcom is making no more changes to the core code and is currently manufacturing the disks.
Resident Evil 6 is an ambitious project that will offer players three very different experiences, allowing gamers to take control of Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Muller, the son of Wesker.
The different campaigns tell stories that are connected to one another and each of them uses a new set of gameplay mechanics.
The series also uses a new move and shoot system that makes it easier to duck the undead and fire on them at the same time.