While the release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3, 2020, Capcom said those who have ordered a physical copy or Collector’s Edition should check with their retailer regarding availability.
The full statement reads:
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 any 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 make sure 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.
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 your and your loved ones stay safe.
– The Capcom Europe Team.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected many distribution chains.
Amazon’s UK and US warehouses have stopped taking deliveries of non-essential items until early April, in a bid free up space for priority items needed by customers such as medical supplies and baby products, according to the Guardian.
Square Enix warned last week that some Final Fantasy VII Remake physical pre-orders won’t arrive in time for the game’s release date on April 10.
In the UK, titles released ahead of expected social restrictions appeared to benefit from consumers preparing for isolation.
Physical game sales tripled in the UK last week, with more than 475,000 physical games sold. Animal Crossing: New Horizons achieved the biggest UK launch for a single Nintendo Switch game since the console came out.