Yikes – it looks like if you’re a gamer within the Benelux states (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg), according to reports it seems that the entire shipment of Assassin’s Creed 3 bound for those regions has been stolen! Yup, every single copy – ouch. However according to Ubisoft, this should not delay the PC launch of the game with copies still expected to go up on sale on the 30th of November. The caveat here is that while regular Assassin’s Creed 3 gamers shouldn’t be affected, those who ordered the “Join or Die” edition of the game might not get their copies as it seems that Ubisoft will not be able to backorder that product.
Ubisoft is currently hard at work producing more copies of the game and has since passed the serial numbers and barcodes of the stolen games to retailers, and have also blacklisted those numbers from server authentication which means if you see an Assassin’s Creed 3 copy pop up on eBay or local website for a price that might be too good to be true and promising the game before its release, it’s probably a good idea to give it a miss.