Recently we brought you the news that retailers had released Resident Evil 6 early in Poland. Beyond the immediate feeling of being jealous, we did wonder how a retailer had sold a game a whole month ahead of its release day. It's simple, the copies are hot, and we don't mean that in a good way.

Capcom has provided a statement to Eurogamer to confirm that the copies on sale are from a small batch of stolen German versions.

Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date.

At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game.

Eurogamer also reported on a copy with a high asking price on eBay, though that entry appears to have been removed. The Capcom hounds may be on the loose, so we suggest that those with these stolen copies stay hidden, and away from any hallway windows.