Some GameStops Doing Midnight Launches For Killzone 2
Some of you have been asking if GameStop will be doing a midnight launch for Killzone 2, and we do have an answer for you...kinda.
It's quite simple, really: some GameStops will be doing the launch and others won't. If you pre-ordered the game and received an automated call from GameStop yesterday, you know that your local store will be doing a midnight launch (as that's the purpose of the call). If you didn't get any such call, than you should probably call your nearest store to see if you can score your copy of KZ2 early. Now, we've also seen the game sitting on store shelves in both Target and Wal-Mart, which isn't exactly surprising, although it does mean they broke the street date of February 27. Just yesterday, we saw a whole empty rack of Killzone 2 at Target, and at Wal-Mart, the game sat there, looking all pretty, waiting to be bought. GameStop, on the other hand, won't ever break a street date - if they do, it's rare - so a midnight launch is your best opportunity to bring the game home before the weekend. We've heard whispers of Best Buy having KZ2 on sale between yesterday and today, too, but we can't verify those rumors.
Either way, by this weekend, many of you will finally get to see if the hype is deserved. As far as we're concerned, it is, but we'll let you judge for yourself.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
2/26/2009 Ben Dutka