Resident Evil 3 Remake developer Capcom has dealt a killer blow to fans.
In a statement to pre-order customers, Capcom said that while the April 3 release date remains the same, some fans may not get their physical copies on time.
This is due to import restrictions imposed by various governments throughout Europe.
The news was announced in a recent blog post by Capcom: “As we all know, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact as respective governments in Europe have instituted various restrictions to prevent additional spread.
“Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3, 2020, some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games.
“We are closely following official regulations to ensure we are prioritising the safety of our fans, employees and partners.
“As such, we are in frequent communication with our local distribution and retail partners in each market to make copies available once local import conditions allow.”
Capcom urges fans to check with local retailers ahead of the April 3 release date.
“Please check with your local retailers for further updates regarding individual orders and availability of Resident Evil 3 physical copies and Collector’s Editions.
“We will do our best to keep you updated on major changes, and thank you for your patience. In the meanwhile, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe.”
Resident Evil 3 Remake has an April 3 release date on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
In the meantime, fans can check out the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo, or the Resident Evil Resistance beta.
Resident Evil Resistance is a brand new asymmetric online multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe.
The game pits four playable survivors against a sinister Mastermind – which is controlled by a different player.
The Mastermind is said to secretly kidnap young people for the purpose of gathering data.
“By forcing these youths into desperate situations, the Mastermind aims to gather valuable research data on how the subjects respond to fear,” Capcom explains.
“The Mastermind will not face the Survivors directly. Instead, they observe through the security cameras, setting traps to prevent their escape.”
Fans can take part in the Resident Evil 3 Resistance open beta on March 27.