GameStop Gonna Drop It Like It’s Hot For Madden 12 Release

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Going through Madden withdrawal yet?  (Probably not, EA Sports typically has your back with plenty of titles..and who gets tired of playing Madden anyway?)  Well, get ready Madden fans because GameStop announced today that it will host events for the launch of EA SPORTS Madden 12 at more than 2,100 of its U.S. locations on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.  Beginning at 10:00 p.m. local time (Be sure to hit up your local store for exact details.),

Madden fans from across the nation can sport their team colors and participate in pre-game warm-up challenges including:

  • First-to-play Madden 12 kiosks
  • “Ultimate Football Fan” Contests
  • In-store tournaments
  • And, more! (..a list isn’t complete without a promise for more!)

So how do you cash in, well GameStop customers who pre-order Madden 12 will also receive an exclusive bonus: The 2011 All-Star teams from the NFC and AFC.  (You’ve all seen the commercial right?..Poor Lovie…)  GameStop Power Up Rewards members who pre-order will also receive a special Madden Ultimate Team Aaron Rodgers card that captures his MVP performance from Super Bowl XLV.  (OMG OMG OMG)  In addition, customers who trade in any pre-owned games towards the purchase of Madden 12 will receive 30 percent extra in-store credit.  (You know the deal, you’ve seen how GameStop rolls before..)

But, wait there’s more!  (Told ya any good list always promises more..) GameStop and Virgin Gaming will also help players earn their way towards some cold hard cash in the “Battle of the Gridiron” tournament (but you knew that already..didn’t you..) where you could win more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. (Bling, bling playa) The tournament will kick off on Sept. 11, 2011 and runs through Oct. 16, 2011.  Players who purchase Madden 12 from GameStop and register for entry between Aug. 30, 2011 and Sept. 18, 2011, will be able to compete in the online tournament powered by Virgin Gaming.

For additional details on GameStop’s midnight Madden events, the “Battle of the Gridiron” tournament or to find a list of participating locations, visit a local GameStop retail location or hit them up on the interwebs at: http://www.gamestop.com/maddennfl12.  ZKG got your back!

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Christopher Poirier
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