Capcom is investigating how early copies of its latest Resident Evil title, Resident Evil 6, made their way out of Poland and onto popular online auction site eBay. Apparently PS3 versions of the game, which is due for release next month, were released early in Poland. This lead to copies of the game landing on eBay, at least according to this auction..
In a statement to Computer & Videogames Online a Capcom representative confirmed the story and said that they were looking into the matter.
"Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date," the spokesperson said. "At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game."
The C&VG report goes on to say that the Polish retailer in question selling Resident Evil 6 is based in the west-central city of in Poznań. The game features German packaging, and is in English with selectable Polish subtitles.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.