In late August, months before launch, retail copies of Resident Evil 6 appeared in Europe. Kotaku wondered if these were stolen goods, and according to Capcom, they were.
"Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date," Capcom told Eurogamer.
"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."
Resident Evil 6 goes on sale October 2.