There was little to no chance GameStop wasn't going to hold a midnight launch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . They do it every year for Madden and Infinity Ward's sequel could easily outsell this year's Madden entry.
So yes, most GameStop locations will be holding midnight launch events for the hotly anticipated title that releases on November 10 (so the festivities would begin a few hours earlier on late November 9). A few local stores around here will be running little promotions where those who show up will actually be able to play the game during a brief competition, while other stores will supposedly have nifty giveaway prizes. For even more goodies, head on over to SuprizeAttack , where you can enter to win any number of prizes. If you have pre-ordered the game, you have two chances per day to win some Modern Warfare 2 gear, and that includes a TF 141 wristband, a CoD: MW2 Carabineer, a t-shirt, and more. In addition to those specially-themed Monster energy drinks, you can bet that this game will be everywhere for the next six weeks or so. Furthermore, we've heard other retailers are doing similar promotions, so you may want to check with the likes of Best Buy and GameCrazy if you still haven't pre-ordered. Oh, and despite what you may think, that Prestige Edition is a very hot item; most GameStops we've contacted say they went through their pre-order stock in only a few weeks.
It's gonna be a huge release; that's for damn sure. Besides, we'll be nearly a month past Uncharted 2: Among Thieves so the timing is just about right for yet another huge blockbuster.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2