In a scene straight out of a heist movie, if said heist movie were about squid people, UK Retailor GAME’s shipments of the European Splatoon Special Edition, including the game and the Squid amiibo, was stolen.
People whose pre-orders were stolen recieved this email:
We regret to inform you that the lorry (English term for truck) 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.
Thankfully, because of the unique situation, GAME will be giving people who pre-order this edition their other ordered amiibo and the standard edition of the game free first class shipping, while also giving them a 10£ discount on the game.