Blizzard to rescue lost GAME Diablo 3 pre-orders

May 15, 2012

In an outstanding show of support for those who have been left out in the cold by GAME’s entry into administration, Blizzard are offering to honour all pre-orders for GAME customers directly.

While some GAME stores did receive pre-orders, many didn’t, and due to a quirk of Australia’s corporate law, anyone with a pre-order for Diablo III is essentially an unsecured creditor of the company, meaning that when the company goes into administration, they fall to the bottom of a long list of creditors that the administrators will be looking to pay out.

To claim your copy, you have to purchase a digital copy of the game from Blizzard’s online store, then provide them with a copy of your pre-order receipt. They will refund you for the amount on the pre-order. Unfortunately, there’s no word on what those who pre-orded the Collector’s Edition of the game can do.