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'Resident Evil 3' Physical Orders Could Be Delayed, Capcom Warns

'Resident Evil 3' Physical Orders Could Be Delayed, Capcom Warns

More and more people have been making the switch to digital entertainment in recent times, whether that's in the form of games, movies, or music. And while it's true that buying digital does save you shelf space, it's a shame to see your physical game collections get smaller and smaller. But in the case of the imminent remake of Resident Evil 3, if you haven't gone for the digital option you might want to brace for potential disappointment come launch day.

If you've preordered a physical copy of Resident Evil 3 - or if you were holding out for a physical Collector's Edition copy - you might want to check the availability with your retailer to avoid being let down when the game launches, on April 3.

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This advice comes directly from the game's makers, Capcom. The company has issued a statement via Twitter (thanks, VGC) stating that "some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games". You can read the full statement below.


"As we all know, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact as respective governments in Europe have instituted various restrictions to prevent any additional spread.

"Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3, 2020, some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games.

"We are closely following official regulations to make sure we are prioritising the safety of our fans, employees and partners. As such, we are in frequent communication with our local distribution and retail partners in each market to make copies available once local import conditions allow.

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"Please check with your local retailers for further updates regarding individual orders and availability of Resident Evil 3 physical copies and Collector's Editions.

"We will do our best to keep you updated on major changes, and thank you for your patience. In the meanwhile, we hope that your and your loved ones stay safe."

The note is signed from The Capcom Europe Team.

Resident Evil 3 / Credit: Capcom
Resident Evil 3 / Credit: Capcom

It's really not surprising that many of us are taking this opportunity to lose ourselves in our favourite video games - or looking forward to upcoming titles with more enthusiasm than we might normally feel. So if you want to save yourself a bit of frustration on April 3, do as Capcom suggests and check with your local retailer if you preordered a physical copy of Resident Evil 3. And if you're only interested in a digital download? It doesn't seem like there'll be a problem with that, come launch day.

As for our thoughts on Resident Evil 3? You'll be able to read those pretty, pretty soon. We were huge fans of last year's remake of Resident Evil 2 - it was number two on our Games of 2019 list. Will this new (old) game be up to the same standard? There's not long to wait.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Topics: Resident Evil, gamingbible, Capcom

Sarah James

News writer at GAMINGbible. Also seen at PC Gamer, GamesRadar, Red Bull UK, PCGamesN and more. Spends far too much time playing World of Warcraft, has an obsession with Bloodborne that borders on the unhealthy, and aspires to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing emotional wreck.