Truckload of Assassin's Creed 3 Copies Stolen in Europe

Nov 24, 2012 06:55 PM EST | By Luke Caulfield

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Templars are out and about, and at it again. That, or some less than savory folks hoping to make a quick buck.

Thieves have made with a truck full of copies of the PC version of Assassin's Creed 3.

Bound for Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg), the copies were stolen on Nov. 14.

Ubisoft claims that the game's launch this week in the region won't be affected, saying that with new stock will be brought in. However, whoever pre-ordered the "Join or Die" edition is S.O.L, as that version can't be re-manufactured. No word yet on how, or even if, Ubisoft will make it up to consumers.

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The "Join or Die" Edition offers a copy of the game, the medallion of the Assassins with its high-quality curd ladle and leather pouch, George Washington's notebook revealing all the truth and secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution, a new in-game, Ghost of War, offering a new weapon upon completion, an in-game Multiplayer Package called the Sharpshooter package.

Ubisoft has provided the barcodes and serial numbers of the stolen games to retailers, and has blacklisted the stolen numbers from online servers.

Assassin's Creed 3 brings the centuries of dispute between the Assassins and Templars to American shores. Players take on the role of Connor, a Mohawk Indian Assassin during the American Revolution. Players will encounter many historical figures including Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and more. Combat and movement have been completely re-worked from the ground up, so Connor can take on the Templars in colonial New York, Boston, and the American frontier.

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