Some Dead Island Steam Codes Mistakenly Redeeming Dark Souls
Some copies of Dead Island Riptide mistakenly contain Steam codes for the wrong game. As posted on the Steam forums, some retail copies of Dead Island Riptide include codes inside the box that redeem Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition instead. According to Deep Silver, the issue affected “retail copies in the United Kingdom and Nordic countries.”
“Dark Souls is an amazing game, but you probably bought Dead Island Riptide to play Dead Island Riptide,” a Deep Silver representative posted. “For those of you who don’t know this, Dark Souls is also not a Deep Silver game.”
According to the post, Deep Silver has worked with Steam and “if you are getting your retail copy of Dead Island Riptide today, the code will work properly.” For players who did mistakenly receive Dark Souls, Steam support is “aware of the issue and will make sure the correct game will be attached to your account.”
This isn’t the first time this kind of mix-up has happened, following Mass Effect 2 accidentally included with Call of Duty: Black Ops II on PC and copies of LEGO Lord of the Rings on Xbox 360 accidentally marked as demos last year.
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