If you’re one of the many fans of Lego games, chances are you picked up the recently released “Lego Lord of the Rings”. The game is reviewing quite well, and has all the makings of a great Lego game, what with the license and Travelers Tales behind it.
However if you’re an Xbox 360, you might be having a few problems playing the game. Apparently Warner Bros. shipped out the new Lego game with demo discs, rather then full retail discs.
Game Informer broke the news today that many retailers and customers alike have gotten games containing only a demo discs, and so far only Xbox 360 shipments have been affected.
However, it’s being said that it wasn’t just the Xbox 360 shipments that were affected, those are just the only shipments that been reported at faulty. Not all of the faulty batches of the game have had a chance to be recalled, so there’s still plenty of games out in the wiled with only the demo disc inside.
No one knows for sure how many games shipped like this either, and Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the issue. For now, if you’re getting the game double check the case before you leave the store and if you’ve gotten the demo disc, get back to the store and return it.
“Lego Lord of the Rings” is currently available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. finally issued a statement about the mess, and as it turns out, not only it the mix up on a smaller scale then people first thought, the “demo” discs are actually full retail games, just labeled wrong. Here’s the official statement, by way of IGN:
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 410-568-3680 for a replacement disc.”
So you could keep the game, wait forty years, and sell it as a rare item on Ebay or return it for a disc that’s labeled correctly. It’s your call.