For UK gamers planning to pick up the special edition of The Last Story from retailer GAME, there's been some disappointing news as their orders have been cancelled.
As reported by Eurogamer, emails were sent to affected customers earlier this week, giving only a few days notice before the title launches on 24th February. A copy of the email is below.
Thank you for your order.
Unfortunately, this product is no longer being stocked and we will therefore be unable to fulfil your order, which has now been cancelled.
No money has been taken from your account for this item.
Please accept our apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team.
This version of the title has been removed from the retailer's website and won't be stocked in stores, though the standard edition will be on sale as normal. In response to this issue and the news that some Ubisoft launch titles for 3DS rival Vita won't be stocked, as well as the absence of Tekken 3D Prime Edition from its stores, GAME Group Marketing Director Anna-Marie Mason was asked by Eurogamer for the reasons behind these decisions
There's no one specific reason. There isn't one specific catch-all reason. We do endeavour to give our customers the widest possible range, whether it's GAME, Gamestation, online or in-store.
We can't stock absolutely everything. That's just not possible.
In the case of The Last Story Special Edition, perhaps GAME shouldn't have accepted pre-orders for a product that they wouldn't, ultimately, deliver. For those of you interested in this particular version, there is still time to track it down elsewhere. Don't forget to check out our The Last Story review for the lowdown on this latest Wii JRPG adventure.