GameStop has just announced that it will host events at 4,408 of its stores Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 leading up to the midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. This represents the largest number of stores ever opened for a midnight launch event in GameStop history.
Festivities leading up to the release will begin on Monday at 9:30 p.m., Call of Duty: Black Ops fans will have an opportunity to see the blockbuster game prior to midnight and to enter the “going camo” face painting and Call of Duty trivia contests. In addition, GameStop PowerUp Rewards members who pre-order and purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops within the first 48 hours of the Nov. 9 launch will receive 250 PowerUp Rewards bonus points.
“The sheer number of stores we are opening attests to the fact that this is the game of 2010,” said Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising for GameStop. “We anticipate Call of Duty®: Black Ops will not only be the biggest video game event of the year, but the biggest launch in GameStop’s history.” Gamestop may just be right, though I guess we will have to wait until next week to find out.
For more information on an event near you, log on to www.gamestop.com/blackopsmidnight.