Earlier this week we shared the rather pleasing news that GAME would be offering a musical chest with pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a rather nifty little collectible that plays the famous "Ta-da-da-daaa" sound when opened. That was announced by Nintendo UK, yet GAME has now rather strangely announced — via Twitter, of course — that it won't be offering the extra with pre-orders.
Here's what the retailer had to say:
(1/3) You may have seen last night @NintendoUK tweeted about a pre-order chest item for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.— GAME.co.uk (@GAMEdigital) October 15, 2013
(2/3) We have no pre-order bonus to announce but BUT you can be sure we're working with Din, Nayru & Farore to bring you something special…— GAME.co.uk (@GAMEdigital) October 15, 2013
— GAME.co.uk (@GAMEdigital) October 15, 2013
We'd still hope that the musical chest will be available, whether as a small item to purchase or an incentive elsewhere, perhaps the official Nintendo store.
A rather surprising turn of events, nevertheless; we've approached Nintendo for comment.