The CEO of the company behind some of the best retro consoles on the market has announced on their website than an entire shipment of units, due for release all over the world, has been stolen in a robbery in the UK.
Andrew Byatt, whose Blaze Entertainment makes the excellent Evercade VS, has written the statement to not just keep fans in the loop, but to particularly address those customers who pre-ordered one of the units (in this case the Evercade EXP Limited Editon handheld) that has been reportedly stolen, and as such are unlikely to get the consoles they’ve paid for until replacements can be manufactured.
Byatt says that “in the early hours” of December 6 a truck “carrying Evercade EXP Limited Edition stock was subject to a suspected targeted robbery”, and that while “nobody was hurt in this criminal act”, the stolen units had been intended “for despatch to all UK, USA, and rest of world customers”.
European customers are unaffected, as are those buying the regular edition of the Evercade EXP, since it was only the limited edition units that were stolen. Byatt adds that they’re currently working with British police, and are “hopeful of recovering the stock”, but in case that doesn’t pan out they have already begun the process of manufacturing replacement units.
To compensate those whose are now going to have to wait for their orders, Byatt also says that they’re creating a “Heroes” list “which will be added to…