With the Battlefield 3 leak spoiling the fun of midnight launches last week, retailers around Australia are gearing up again to stay open late next Tuesday night for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
EB Games is opening up dozens of stores around the country, with several shops being designated "official EB midnight launch" locations. These stores (listed below) will not only feature food and drinks, but also Nerf gun firing ranges and green-screen photography. In particular, the two Queensland stores will be firing up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on a cinema screen.
Official EB midnight launches:
Wetherill Park, NSW
Tea Tree Plaza, SA
Castle Towers, NSW
Fountain Gate, VIC
Midland, WA; Because of Western Australian trading laws, this store will be opening early on Wednesday morning.
The list of EB Games stores opening up at midnight next Tuesday is huge, so be sure to check out the official EB Games Australia Facebook page for the full list.
As for GAME, it is also opening up a whole bunch of stores at midnight around the country. If you check out the list below, you can see all of the GAME stores that are opening late:
NSW: Albury, Armidale, Ballina, Bankstown, Bathurst, Blacktown, Broadway, Campbelltown, Casula, Nepean, Charlestown, Eastgardens, Grafton, Griffith, Hornsby, Hurstville, Kotara, Lake Haven, Lismore, Liverpool, Macarthur, Manning Mall, Miranda, Mt Druitt, Narellan, Orange, Parramatta, Plumpton, Port Central, Rouse Hill, St Mary's, Tamworth, Tweed City, Warringah, Warrawong, Windsor, Wollongong
ACT: Belconnen, Canberra Centre, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Riverside
Qld: Cairns Central, Loganholme, Sunshine Plaza, Cairns Stockland, Strathpine, Townsville, Morayfield, Robina, Willows, Helensvale, Calamvale, Capalaba, Toowoomba, Kawana, Kingaroy, Cairns Smithfield
SA: Colonnades, Elizabeth, Marion, Munno Parra, Tea Tree, Arndale, Renmark
Vic: Knox City, Watergardens, Frankston, Shepparton, Southland, Woodgrove, Bendigo, Camberwell, Greensborough, Broadmeadows, Ringwood, Werribee, Epping, Wendouree
JB Hi-Fi will also be opening up selected stores late next Tuesday night; however, the only ones GameSpot AU has been able to confirm are as listed below:
As always, be sure to call the store you plan on going to ahead of time to confirm that it's still happening. As was demonstrated last week, midnight launches are at the mercy of street dates not being broken.