It was a strange situation to begin with, Metal Gear Rising was supposed to be released in Australia this week, but then it wasn't. Australian distributor Mindscape pushed the game's release back until February 26, citing a last minute shipping delay, but now we have confirmation that all JB Hi-Fi stores are selling the game as of today as a result of a street break by another unnamed retailer.
Despite the fact that Mindscape blamed a last minute shipping issue for the game's delay, we had several tips from Kotaku readers stating that several specialist retailers already had copies of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in store as of yesterday. It looks as though that may have been the case in many stores and this has resulted in someone selling early.
Regardless — if you have pre-ordered Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance you will most likely be able to walk into stores now and pick it up. According to one JB Hi-Fi rep, all stores are selling. It'll likely only be a matter of time before all other retailers break.
Thanks again Choc!