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GAME cancels, re-opens Motorstorm pre-orders in UK

Sony date change alters things

Retailer GAME has announced changes to its handling of Motorstorm Apocalypse, following Sony's decision to delay the release of the game.

Pre-orders for the title, which was supposed to hit UK shelves on Friday, have all been cancelled at GAME.

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However, the retailer is now re-taking these - and has apologised to customers for the inconvenience.

A GAME statement given to CVG reads:

Following Sony's statement today, we are rapidly changing our launch plans for Motorstorm Apocalypse and are in the process of removing as much promotional material in our stores and online as possible.

For our customers, this means three things:

1) Motorstorm will obviously not be available this Friday, and we will give new details when they are known.

2) For our customers who pre-ordered online, as normal we started to take card authorisations first thing this morning. We have interrupted this process and no money will be taken. However, this automatically cancelled our online customers' pre-orders. We are asking customers who want this title to place another pre-order with us. We can only apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

3) Finally, a very small amount of gameplay.co.uk customers had their pre-orders completed first thing this morning and it is possible that they will receive this on Friday. We are doing everything we can to retrieve these specific orders. As we said, this applies to a tiny number of orders and is an exception.

We will continue to work closely with Sony on any further developments with this title.

Our thoughts are with the people of Japan at this difficult time.

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