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A lorry-load of Splatoon has been stolen

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Splatoon is out this week, and though it’s a little light on multiplayer content at launch, it’s some of the most refreshing fun I’ve had with a game all year. It’s vibrant, colourful, addictive and fun as all hell. As a new Nintendo IP, there’s a great number of people terribly excited for the game. And there’s bad news for many of those people, particularly those in the UK who’ve ordered the special edition that comes with Amiibo pack ins. Because the truck’s been stolen.

A truck full of copies of Splatoon’s special edition, on the way from Nintendo’s Warehouses to UK retailer GAME has been stolen. Affected customers won’t have the option of waiting it out, as the stock won’t be replenished. Instead, they get to grab the vanilla edition along with a 10 Squid discount.

“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,” the retailer said in a statement.

“We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME’s allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour pre-orders for this item in GAME.

“We are working with GAME to contact those customers affected. Whilst these unfortunate circumstances were out of Nintendo UK and GAME’s control, we apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment that this has caused.”

It’s not the first time a truckload of games has gone missing either; thieves ruined Christmas by jacking trucks filled with Wii U consoles, and another set of Templar villains made off with copies of Assassin’s Creed 3. That may have actually been a blessing in disguise.

[Thanks to Erwin for the tip]

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

39 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 28, 2015 at 08:06

    😀

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 28, 2015 at 08:08

      Damn Snitch

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 28, 2015 at 08:35

        Y u jelly?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 28, 2015 at 08:36

          Of a rat? No

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 28, 2015 at 09:30

            You vile thing you. And here I bring extra nice things for you to read and recommend and upvote, and you shun? BAH I SAY TO YOU

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2015 at 09:33

            XD

  2. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 28, 2015 at 08:07

    Been meaning to post this for a while now.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 28, 2015 at 08:08

      LOOOOL

      Reply

    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 28, 2015 at 08:13

      Umar’s the father! NOOOO!

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 28, 2015 at 08:14

        Hahahaha! Can see that being a Star Wars porno. 😛

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 28, 2015 at 09:13

        0o

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      • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

        May 28, 2015 at 10:15

        At least she doesn’t have pink tentacles. 😀

        Reply

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 28, 2015 at 09:12

      Lol

      Reply

  3. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 28, 2015 at 08:11

    Well that sucks for them. Rather cool Amiibo figures.

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  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 28, 2015 at 08:16

    Filthy console pirates!

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    • Brady miaau

      May 28, 2015 at 08:27

      Not piracy. Original games. I was told not to download them games, right?

      🙂

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 28, 2015 at 12:15

        Highwaymen then. Potato, Po-criminal. 😀

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  5. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 28, 2015 at 08:16

    Criminals are not really bright sometimes. Who would steal a WiiU??!!

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    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 28, 2015 at 08:20

      Criminals with kids.

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 28, 2015 at 08:23

        I feel sorry for the kids. At least no CoD (I think)

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 28, 2015 at 08:24

          I think they’re more the Battlefield Hardline types anyway

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  6. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 28, 2015 at 08:19

    You know gaming is getting huge when a truck like this is targeted and not something carrying electronics.

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    • Sgt. M

      May 28, 2015 at 08:45

      Fast and Furious 8. Dom is going back to his roots?

      Reply

  7. HairyEwok

    May 28, 2015 at 08:25

    Stealing cash transits lorries is so 2000. Stealing lorries full of games is where it’s hip and happening now.

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  8. HairyEwok

    May 28, 2015 at 08:29

    When this shop opened up in SA I honestly thought it was a shop purely dedicated to gaming (Note I was like 6 years old) The slogan didn’t help much either.

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    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 28, 2015 at 08:32

      LOL

      Reply

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 28, 2015 at 09:17

      YOu are not alone bud

      Reply

  9. Pariah

    May 28, 2015 at 08:54

    So wait, every copy of Splatoon was stolen? That’s going to hurt sales a bit.

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    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 28, 2015 at 09:03

      Just the ones with the Amiibos.

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      • Pariah

        May 28, 2015 at 09:07

        But now how are kids going to get their squishy squid toys?

        That sounds a lot dirtier than I expected. O_o

        Reply

  10. Unavengedavo

    May 28, 2015 at 09:08

    That title could easily be mistaken for a sperm bank heist O_o

    Reply

    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 28, 2015 at 09:10

      Avo! You are not allowed on gaming sites for a reason! Now go take your medication and relax!

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo

        May 28, 2015 at 09:13

        YOU’RE NOT MY REAL DAD!!!

        Reply

  11. Ranting Raptor

    May 28, 2015 at 09:11

    Someone took a truckfull of splatoon… INUENDO HOHO!!!!!

    Reply

  12. Ranting Raptor

    May 28, 2015 at 09:12

    This is really starting to become a problem. So many stolen trucks

    Reply

  13. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 28, 2015 at 10:13

    Sounds like these trucks could do with a heavily armed escort.
    Maybe even a tank or two.

    Reply

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