As the world this morning wakes up to Diablo III, gamers in Australia have been saved from disappointment by Blizzard.
Having entered administration over the weekend, GAME Australia yesterday announced that it would not only be unable to honour Diablo III pre-orders, but would also not be able to refund deposits.
However, no doubt buoyed by the excitement of finally launching Diablo III last night, developer Blizzard has said it will ensure its fans are not out of pocket.
Here are the instructions for anyone affected:
Australian Game customers with a valid pre-order/pre-purchase receipt dated before May 15, 2012 can do the following:
1. Purchase the digital version of Diablo III from http://www.diablo3.com now or anytime before May 21, 2012.
2. Download and start playing when the servers go live!
3. Submit your GAME Australia pre-order/pre-purchase receipt to us before June 30, 2012.
4. Receive a credit from Blizzard, for the amount you paid in advance to GAME Australia for Diablo III. This credit will be applied to the payment method used for the digital purchase.
More details on the service will be forthcoming.