Resident Evil 6 is scheduled to be released on October 2, but some people already have the game. Wait, what?
“Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date,” said the company in a statement. “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.”
Word on Resident Evil 6 appearing weeks ahead of its release date first showed up on NeoGo, and various photos and videos have appeared to validate the authenticity of the original report.
Capcom’s statement this morning backs that up, though adds the new wrinkle of stolen copies of the game.
“The NA [North American] date remains 10/2,” said Svensson.
Capcom’s biggest problem? It’s not just that Resident Evil 6 shows up on torrent sites, it's that Resident Evil 6 shows up on torrent sites, people don’t care for the game, and pre-orders disappear. Time will tell on that one.