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Future Shop Announces Midnight Openings for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

by Blogger ‎11-09-2012 11:51 PM - edited ‎11-09-2012 11:51 PM

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Future Shop has announced that all of their stores nationwide will open early for the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the latest entry in the blockbuster Activision franchise.

 

There will be 120 Future Shop locations across Canada opening their doors at 11:59pm on Monday, November 12, including the flagship stores in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton.  Stores in Quebec and Sudbury will be opening early at 8:00am local time on Tuesday, November 13, the official release date of the game. 

 

Special launch parties will be held at three Future Shop locations on Monday, November 12, at 9:00pm local time:

 

  • Downtown Toronto (325 Yonge St., at Dundas)
  • South Edmonton Common (1320 99th St., at Parsons Rd. NW)
  • Downtown Vancouver (798 Granville St., at Robson)

Customer that attend one of the above midnight opening events will have the opportunity to enter into a draw for an LG home theatre package consisting of a 47” Smart Cinema 3D LED TV with dual play feature, and a 5.1 Channel Blu-ray Home Theatre system ($1,600 approximate retail value). Midnight buyers at these locations may also receive Call of Duty swag (limited quantities) and a free digital copy of the movie Zombieland through CinemaNow (limit 10 per store).  Furthermore, LG and Future Shop street teams will be on-site at the downtown Vancouver and South Edmonton Common launch events, offering customers a chance to play Call of Duty: Black Ops II early, and in 3D.

 

For some time now, the perennial Call of Duty series has been setting new entertainment sales records year-after-year – eclipsing movies and music launches – and Activision believes that Black Ops II “has the potential to be [the] biggest selling game of all time.” (source: Seeking Alpha via CVG)

 

The publisher went on to say that "pre-orders for Black Ops II continued to track ahead of Modern Warfare 3, which is no small feat given that MW3's was the most successful pre-order program of all time."

 

Future Shop has been on a midnight madness roll as of late, having just come off big launches for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and the Xbox exclusive Halo 4.  Footage and photos of these past launch events can be found here:

 

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - Future Shop Launch Photos!

Halo 4 Launch (Video) 

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is officially releasing on November 13, 2012, and will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with the Wii U version releasing on November 18, 2012.  The game is developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

 

For more information on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, or to pre-order the game, please visit www.futureshop.ca/callofduty or the futureshop.ca product pages below:

 

SKU: 10172282

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that revolves around unique gameplay that propels the Call of Duty franchise into a world of future warfare, and back again to the modern era. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and features returning Black Ops characters Sgt. Frank Woods and Agent Alex Mason, joined by a wealth of new characters.


 

SKU: 10172494

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that revolves around unique gameplay that propels the Call of Duty franchise into a world of future warfare, and back again to the modern era. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and features returning Black Ops characters Sgt. Frank Woods and Agent Alex Mason, joined by a wealth of new characters.


 

SKU: 10173174

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that revolves around unique gameplay that propels the Call of Duty franchise into a world of future warfare, and back again to the modern era. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and features returning Black Ops characters Sgt. Frank Woods and Agent Alex Mason, joined by a wealth of new characters.


 

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