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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

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Comments (49 posts)


Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:17:41 PM
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lol, the best place to get a sold-out game is at a place where you'd least expect: Target, Walmart, hell, even sears

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Fabi
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:26:20 PM
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I'm gonna try to get it tonite at Wal-Mart.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:34:17 PM
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I need to call my local store here in Singapore, and see if i can pick it up today :)

Q!

"i am home"

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:35:43 PM
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Ours has a midnight launch, they kicked me out at 9:30 tho lol (they close at 9 and reopen at 12) i was mad cuz they said i could stay there with them until 12 but nope :| manager changed his mind, bleh. anywayz i'll be up there again in a couple hours lol

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aaronisbla
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:42:57 PM
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would have bought this at target today but i was selling my prince of persia, bioshock and disgaea 3 games today to cash in on gamestop's little sell they had going and mine isnt doing a midnight launch for some bullshit reason, so i can wait, more fallout 3, this time as a ninja

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shindelion
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:00:15 PM

I would Keep bioshock and disgaea 3.

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aaronisbla
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 2:11:18 AM

Im pretty tired out of Disgaea 3 and its not like its rare. Played this game a lot since its been out and the extra dlc for it doesn't interest me

Bioshock has zilch in the replay department after you have beaten it on the hardest difficulty. Dlc was fun but still can't keep me from selling it

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www
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 4:01:04 AM

PoP definitely needs to be sold.

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King James
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 10:59:21 PM
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Bout to take a shower, get in the car, pick up Killzone 2, a Red Bull, and play till my face hurts.

PSN ID# Jayda_T

"Aim for da head"

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JcBball717
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:00:40 PM
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whoever plays it tell us how it is... my gamestop isnt doing it so i have to get it after school

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Troy Powers
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:31:37 AM

We smokin' sourrrr....

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somethingrandom
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:03:48 PM
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I got a flyer from BestBuy today. Killzone 2 was on the front page (but small in the bottom left). Above it it said "Available Now."

I also laughed that Future Shop had a whole page for the 360 and "Halo Wars", but this is the first flyer I've seen from them without a PS3 in it. It's almost as if they were completely trying to support Microsoft and hurt Sony by not showing Killzone 2 (out of sight, out of mind). Usually BestBuy is the company that acts like 360 fanboys lol. Future shop does however have an annual "Sony Days" sale mid way through the year...

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NightHawk17
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:26:50 PM
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I just got back from my gamestop(NYC) and now for the campaign non-stop marathon whoo!!!!!

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pyrobomber70
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:32:07 PM
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Anybody interested in a 60GB PS3? I have 1 for sale with your choice of 1 game and 5 Blu-ray movies.

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thepill
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:59:19 PM

how much? I could always use another backward compatible ps3.

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Troy Powers
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 8:22:07 AM

Really! I wouldn't mind having a back-up 60 gig.

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:58:20 PM


Am I starting to smell a trolling ripoff artist using "60gbPS3Z" as bait around here???

You just come here without even introducing yourself you keep asking this over & over throughout the threads lately & you haven't answered anyone back, so we're supposed to put our trust you & buy anything from you????

So what's up?
Are you trying to yank a few guys here, or are you serious?




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fundando
Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 11:35:31 PM
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Yeah my store is doing a midnite launch, but my son is spending the night. I'll have to wait a whole extra ten hours for my copy plus I doubt I'll be able to put street fighter down for long enough to play killzone.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:42:31 AM
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II got a call from my local gamestop a few hours ago they are not having a midnight sell no biggie though II will just pick my copy up in the morning.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:46:40 AM
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Mine's doing it but I decided to order on amazon instead.

was suprised actually because they didn't have one for MGS4

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 1:07:40 AM
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I got mine =D it is incredible

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www
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 4:03:41 AM

You're playing veteran? Hahaha....you really don't want the game to end,just like me,i hate it when i beat a game quickly so i usually start on normal difficulty.

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Fabi
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 4:38:48 AM
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This game is awesome...

I am only 30 mins deep, and already don't want it to end. It just feels different from every other game I've played. It feels real. That's the only word I can come up to describe the game.

I cannot comprehend how someone can give KZ2 anything lower than a 9 and it blows my mind how someone could give this a 7.

I think reviwers are really picky about any game when it's exclusively on the PS3. It just seems that way.

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JcBball717
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 5:35:54 AM
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did they change anything after the demo? like maybe the controls or something cuz when u move it goes from slow to fast in the demo

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Qubex
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 7:06:43 AM
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Picked Killzone 2 up a few hours ago... IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE PLAYED - PERIOD... it is an experience... everything about it...

After having been part of the Beta... it has surged beyond the hype... the cut scenes, graphics engine and sound detailing is phenomenal. I am sorry but 360 console owners are going to suffer after this... it is that simple...

Well done Guerrilla... congratulations on an outstanding achievement...

Amazing...

Q!

"i am home"

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Troy Powers
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 8:24:36 AM
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I can't read any more of this crap. The GS with my pre-order didn't do a midnight launch, and they don't open 'til 10. I'm seriiously considering making it a half-day at work.

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noshownogo
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 8:37:09 AM
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leaving work early to go pick this up as well. Hopefully my supplier has in stock...I am really looking forward to the multiplayer aspect of the game.

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Troy Powers
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:32:09 AM

Yeah, it's official. I'm out of here at 12:30.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 5:26:34 PM

wow, don't you need a job to pay for the game?

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Renck
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:13:30 AM
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I played until 3:30 AM, this is a really good game. Definitely a 9.5/10 for me so far on single player. Man, I played this baby until 3:30 AM, but due to work I have to stop! Now I am at my office checking my clock every 5 minutes to see if it if time to go home......lol

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Frenchy17
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:19:30 AM
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I am just curious, does everyone else receive the automated message from Ashley from Gamestop and that she sounds hot???? :)

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:45:51 AM

The voicemail from gamestop is a computer there is no ashley lol.

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ThePS3Guy
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:24:33 AM
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I went last night. AND IT RULED!! I snagged me the Killzone 2 little cardboard stand-up and the Gamestop Killzone 2 pre-order demo poster! LOL.

I love being a nerd.

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vicious54
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:43:26 AM
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Stuck here at work, thinking about leaving early though. I'm going to play this all weekend.

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Zorigo
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 10:11:36 AM
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us europeans already have our copies. even those who in the UK, because if they ordered from play. (which is based in luxembourg, so are allowed a 25/2/09 release.)

Last edited by Zorigo on 2/27/2009 10:11:49 AM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:40:23 AM
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Ugh, I dunno if I'll even get out to get it, I'm sicker than a dog and there's a lot of snow out there, anyone wanna pick me up my copy?

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Robochic
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:45:52 AM
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What is a girl to do, Thank goodness my birthday is tomorrow we'll see what i get :)

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Juanalf
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 11:53:14 AM
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I am supposed to go to school but i can't put it down, who the hell said that the story isn't good.

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Fabi
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:09:04 PM
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@Juan - I know!!! That's what I was thinking. Granted I'm only about 30 mins in, but I'm actually into it. Maybe it gets worse? Or they forget about the story as the game goes on?

But I actually wanna kill those Helghast soldiers, and even if they are the typical soldier characters, you feel like you're going into war with a bunch of your buds.

And that intro was awesome...the way the speech starts while the Sony logo and Guerilla logos are barely coming out, that just caught me by suprise.

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Jed
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 8:35:17 AM

you should check out the opening video from killzone 1. It has the same guy making a similar speech years earlier. The voice actor did and amazing job. It really set the mood for the game.

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th0mas21
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 12:59:39 PM
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ahhh i keep reading everyones post about this... i KNOW this will be a great game i just try to stick with 1 game for a while so i dont feel like im throwing away my money... still going strong on resistance 2. my faithful standby was a target wanna be store.... maybe i should stop by after work

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Fabi
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 3:48:04 PM
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@th0mas - It is a great game, pick it up :)

I've been re-playing R2, and I really don't think I can pick it up for a while after KZ2.

Although the co-op in R2 is still awesome.

I'm glad both of those games are different enough to own both.

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Bugzbunny109
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 4:16:23 PM
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I really do not understand how people can wait outside a store, hours on end FOR A VIDEOGAME. Seriously, why cant people wait until the next day to recieve their copy?!

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Fabi
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 6:12:18 PM
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I for one have never waited outside a store for anything. There are about 3 GameStops in my area and none of them ever get too bad.

The most I've waited is like 15 minutes outside, but only after being inside the GameStop and watching a tournie for Smash Bros Brawl. That was only to make a line to actually buy it.

It's actually pretty cool being around people who enjoy doing the same things as you. I've met quite a few cool people during these events.

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Jed
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 7:29:38 PM
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Picked up my copy today. It's awesome. Gamestop does midnight releases based on how many pre-orders they get. At my store they have to get like 75 to do it.

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vicious54
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:41:34 PM
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I don't see why a lot of people complaining about the controls or the speed. The campaign so far is awesome. Must be their tv or something because everything is great on mine. I didn't even have to change the sensitivity like I did in the demo.

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vicious54
Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 9:45:40 PM
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CoD4 had their map pack on sale to keep people playing and they also did double points for online. I haven't tried KZ2 online yet but considering what you guys said during the beta I don't think I will be playing CoD4 for awhile.

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vicious54
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 3:48:34 AM
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I liked the ending to KZ2, I am very please with the game. Money well spent, now time for multiplayer sometime this week.

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Jed
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 8:39:46 AM
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When I started the game up and adjusted the gamma, I could not see the test image at all. Even after I messed with the controls on the tv.

Did this happen to any of you?

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