LEGO Lord of the Rings for Xbox 360 recalled due to packaging error
Coming with the DEMO label, but the full game is in there...
Warner Bros. is going to issue a recall of the XBOX 360 version of 'Lego Lord of the Rings', after confirming a 'disc labeling error', in which the game had the 'Demo Disc' printing...
That's right, LEGO Lord of the Rings launched this Tuesday in the US, and some users reported that the Xbox 360 version of the game was bundled with a DEMO disc!
Now, it looks like this was just a "disc labeling error" and the full retail game is actually in there, as confirmed by Warner Bros. However, of course, the company is going to issue a recall of a "small number" of copies and are offering free replacement discs.
Apparently, the issue didn't affect the PS3 version of the game.
Here's the official statement by Warner:
That wasn't the only game to launch today that left some users scratching their heads, as also some gamers who purchased the PC retail version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II were unable to complete installation because the second disc was not Treyarch's new shooter, but rather Mass Effect 2!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is recalling a small number of LEGO The Lord of the Rings video games that were released for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to Walmart, Target and Toys ‘R’ Us in the United States with a disc labeling error. The discs in question are incorrectly labeled as demo discs, but those discs do contain the full game content and are fully functional. This error does not affect any other formats of the game. We are in the process of remanufacturing the discs and will get them to the stores as soon as possible.
Consumers who purchased a copy of the Xbox 360 version of the game with the disc labeling error can contact customer support via email at email@example.com
or phone at 410-568-3680 for a replacement disc.
NEWS SOURCE #1: LEGO The Lord of the Rings recalled (via) GameInformer
NEWS SOURCE #2: LEGO Lord of the Rings Xbox 360 facing limited recall (via) GameSpot
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