Sometimes…people can be jerks. It happens, it’s a way of the world. But sometimes, people can REALLY be jerks. Take for example, a heist that occurred in the UK. Apparently, a shipment of the Splatoon Special Edition (which is the game plus an Inkling Amiibo) that was heading to GAME UK was stolen…or perhaps “vanished” is a better term to use here.
Regardless, it’s gone, and it’s not appearing anywhere, which has forced the store to cancel pre-orders for the special edition. Here’s what they had to say in a statement.
“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.”
I can’t even list the ways this isn’t cool, I mean, seriously people? Not cool. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad GAME UK is make reparations for those who did the pre-orders, but this should never have happened.