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Capcom Confirms Resident Evil 6 Leaked Out

Company alleges "small quantity of stolen copies" weeks ahead of release.

A shot of the early copies of Resident Evil 6 floating around overseas.
A shot of the early copies of Resident Evil 6 floating around overseas.

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.

As discovered by, Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson confirmed the company does not intend to change the release date, despite this incident.

“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.

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Posted By RoyCampbell

Have fun, Capcom.

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Posted By ajamafalous

Logo still looks like a giraffe getting a blowjob.

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Posted By sanchez8797

quit making crappy games and u wont have to worrry if there good our not

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Posted By Brackynews

@UnlivedPhalanx said:

@JacobBrodersen said:

At least everything is spelled correctly on the box.


If these thieves have any sense of humour, they'll add the IGN watermark to the box art.

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Posted By ImpendingFoil

Fan of the series, still looking forward to 6. Ya'all be a buncha haters.

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Posted By marchismo

@ajamafalous said:

Logo still looks like a giraffe getting a blowjob.

shit, can't unsee.

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Posted By HerbieBug

Oh Capcom. You try so very hard. You're doing the best you can. You're a very special company. Don't let anybody ever tell you different.

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Posted By deactivated-58f9a027d9bbc

@ajamafalous said:

Logo still looks like a giraffe getting a blowjob.

can't unseen now WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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Posted By saso777

As a great fun of Resident Evil series i hope this part will be little bit better than part 5 and specially than part 4 who was in my opinion the worst of all.

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Posted By Andy_117

@Sarx said:

So is Re6 really that bad? I loved every single Resident Evil game religiously and cannot fathom the thought I will not get any enjoyment out of a core RE title. I even had some fun with Dead Aim and that game was a horrible stinker. Did not try Operation Racoon City, though.

And what about the rampant hate for RE5? I played it twice in coop with very good friends over teamspeak and it was an extremely excellent cooperative experience and loads of fun.

My understanding is that RE5 has great co-op but in singleplayer it's nigh-on unplayable. I can attest to it from my playthrough, the team AI is outright broken. Plus RE5 definitely had a worse inventory system than 4. I think that's basically it though, it's a co-op focused game in a predominantly single-player series, that in focusing on co-op made the single-player worse.

Think Lost Planet 2 against Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Then pretend you were a massive fan of Extreme Condition so when LP2 comes along it's like... dude. The fuck is this shit. Even though it's a very nice co-op semi-Monster Hunter in space. It's not a good Lost Planet game by fans' metrics.

I think Resident Evil 6 is just continuing that kind of distillation of what fans remembered and liked about 4. Plus, a lot of people grew up with Resident Evil in an age where it was considered survival-horror, and since these games are blatantly action games by today's standards, they complain. Even though, rose-tinted glasses off, the original Resident Evil games aren't horror games at all. I don't know, I think it's just not what "core" fans want from Resident Evil as a series. Same as why any sequel to popular games will no doubt face some kind of backlash - nothing will ever live up to the originals in the jaded eyes of their a lot of their core audience. Simple.

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Posted By Bourbon_Warrior

I really enjoyed RE5 so this should be good.

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Edited By dvorak

Virtually every game is leaked a few days early, I don't really see what the big deal is. I mean I got the first Mass Effect at a K-Mart 3 weeks ahead of retail completely legitimately. A lot of people did, actually.

Also, "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."

I'm all for off-the-cuff stream of consciousness fun time journalism, but that's two, maybe three sentences.

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Posted By CapnThrash

Man, I really liked RE5.... but not too stoker on this game...

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Posted By Zleunamme

@billyhoush: You mean this right?

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Posted By theinternat

i've played every RE game since 2 on launch day, and i've never been more excited for an RE game in my whole life. i really like the cinematic style they're going for.

i've played the demo, and the gameplay wasn't without flaws, but it wasn't so bad the series is going to TANK and DIE like some drama queens on here seem to think. the controls were definitely smoother than RE4 and 5. when do demos ever really give a game justice anyway? i've read the reviews on people who played the game for 7 hours, and there was definitely a lot more positive feedback then from people who played the 15 min ones.

I absolutely adore the resident evil characters, and universe - as zany and plot hole-y as it is. i'm really excited to see what happens in RE6, so i can forgive some imperfections. i know i'm going to love it.

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Posted By Timnoldzim

What an embarrassment. Even completely ignoring the debate regarding the game itself, a big-name publisher like Capcom should be more together than this.

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Posted By Yummylee

@theinternat: Nice try ;)

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Posted By Spectrea

If this goes onto torrent sites, i hope it will serve a lesson that PC piracy is not the only problem.

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Posted By metalmoog

Hopefully they are able to contain how much "suck" leaked out from the demo when this gets released.

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Posted By Zenwork

I didn't like the demo, it's more like an pure action game now.. however I have never missed one so I am going to give it a try.

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