UK retailer's entire Splatoon shipment stolen

Believe it or not, a truckload of Nintendo games has been hijacked on its way to a retailer’s warehouse in the UK, meaning that an entire shipment of Splatoon – and its already-limited squid Amiibo – has gone missing.

GAME explains that its entire shipment of both the standard game and the more expensive Splatoon Special Edition has disappeared – and the bad news doesn’t stop there.

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.

The Special Edition of Splatoon is officially the only way for European gamers to get their hands on the Squid Amiibo, so this news is devastating for local fans.

A Nintendo spokesperson has backed up GAME‘s story, confirming that a lorry containing Splatoon has been stolen while transporting the game from Nintendo‘s European warehouse to the retailer.

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.

The Splatoon Special Edition may still be available from other retailers in the region, but we’d expect that if they weren’t all sold out before, they certainly would be now. We’d also (unfortunately) expect the little squiddy figures to start popping up online in the not-too-distant future, most likely for ridiculously inflated prices – even for something that’s all-but fallen off the back of a truck.

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