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AVS now in North American stores? (Yep!) 04 Dec, 2008, 02:55 / 6 comments

Yesterday was the alleged shipping date of Dreamcatcher's release of A Vampyre Story meaning the game may be on, or on its way to, North American shelves now. I haven't had a chance to go look in stores myself, and online retailers seem inconclusive, with Amazon saying the game will ship in "3 to 5 weeks" and Gamespot claiming a December 2nd release.

I dunno, maybe it's not out yet after all. I'm quite confused. It is out in Germany though, that we can confirm. What about elsewhere in Europe? Anyone in the UK seen it at retail? Anyone? Err.

Yeah, sorry, I wish I could give an update on the AVS retail situation, but it seems like your avenues for getting the game are still limited at the moment. This is why Ron Gilbert invented digital distribution. So if you have the patience of a Me, remember that you can still buy and download the game straight from GamersGate. (They have a period of exclusivity, after which other digital outlets will offer it as well.) You can also import the game (available in Regular and Special Edition flavors) from Germany. If you're patiently waiting for a physical copy in your own country, take comfort in the fact that it can't be much longer, and that Crimson Cow seems to be trying to launch in all non-German territories at around the same time.

Update: The game seems to be out in the UK, as Ascaron's release is shipping from Play.com.

Update 2: All North American retailers seem to be shipping the game, so it is safe to say that A Vampyre Story is now out in Canada and the good ol' US of A. It's also available in several additional digital distribution channels, not the least of which is The Adventure Shop!

Comments

  • PirateKingChris on 05 Dec, 2008, 22:03…
    It's still not anywhere in New Jersey anyway :/
  • Lagomorph on 04 Dec, 2008, 10:56…
    The game is available in the Netherlands!
    I'm playing it and I'm liking! :D
  • jp-30 on 04 Dec, 2008, 03:29…
    Anyone seen any advance publicity / pre-ordering pages on Australian or New Zealand gaming retail sites?
  • PirateKingChris on 26 Nov, 2008, 19:51…
    I might go check out some stores here in NJ tonight. I'm going to be out anyway so I might as well look...I doubt it's here anywhere yet though...
  • Kroms on 28 Nov, 2008, 00:34…
    Any luck?
  • PirateKingChris on 28 Nov, 2008, 04:08…
    I lied. Didn't bother checking, cause none of the places I was planning to check listed having it online till at the earliest next week.