THE Capcom announced in a statement that the launch of Resident Evil 3 Remake can be affected in Europe (in principle), due to the coronavirus.
As we all know, the way in which society works has changed somewhat due to recent events, and this has been affecting logistics in certain regions. For this reason, Capcom asks those who pre-sold physical copies and who intended to acquire it in the next few days, to be patient.
Including recommending that buyers check availability and contact the stores and websites where they purchased the game for more information about the situation. Check out the announcement below:
“As we all know, the disease known as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a widespread impact, as governments in Europe have in turn instituted several restrictions to prevent any further spread.
Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3, 2020, some European markets may experience delays in their deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disk copies of games.
We are strictly following official regulations to ensure that we prioritize the safety of our fans, employees and partners. As such, we will maintain frequent communication with our local distribution and retail partners in each market, to make copies available as soon as local import conditions permit.
Consult your local retailers for more updates on individual orders and availability of physical copies of Resident Evil 3 and collector’s editions.
We will do our best to keep you updated on major changes and we appreciate your patience. In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones will be safe.
The Capcom Europa team. ”
Capcom is not the first company to report this type of situation and it will probably not be the last. Just a few days ago Square Enix made a similar announcement regarding the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Resident Evil 3 Remake arrives on April 3, to PRAÇA, Playstation 4 and Xbox one.