London launch for Modern Warfare 2

Activision announces new Call of Duty launch in London's Leicester Square, along with midnight opening at HMV Trocadero.

Back in September 2007, Microsoft hosted a Halo 3 launch event at London's Imax cinema. Journalists, fans, and celebrities, such as Pharrell Williams and Carmen Electra, came out to mark the occasion, which went down as the biggest entertainment launch in history at the time.

This year, another huge game is taking a similar promotional route for its launch in the British capital. On November 9, 2009, Activision will launch Modern Warfare 2 in Leicester Square, with a screening of the game for celebrities, fans, and journalists ahead of the global launch the following day.

Activision also announced a partnership with HMV's Trocadero store for the game's official midnight launch, where eager gamers can queue up to be the first to buy the game. The company also announced a separate VIP launch party, which will be held in a secret underground bunker, featuring a performance by "one of the UK’s biggest male artists of 2009."

GameSpot UK will, of course, be attending the midnight launch and donning our smartest suits in order to make it into the VIP party. Stay tuned for news, images, and video on November 9.

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18 comments
TheRealUser101
TheRealUser101

With Modern Warfare 3, Sledgehammer Games will be working with Infinity Ward on the single-player aspect of the game. It's funny that Raven Software will be working on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer version; weapons, maps, perks and killstreaks. MW3 features a cooperative mode titled Special Ops too.

Dramacide
Dramacide

Any money its Tynchy Stryder!

thug_basher
thug_basher

who the f#*k is the UK biggest male artist? No doubt they have got Will Young or Peter Andre, people who don't know a squat about games!

thug_basher
thug_basher

uumm Leicester Square at midnight cold & wet i guess. Not really for me, I will just pop down to GAME at midnight buy the bloody thing and get home ASAP cus there wont be any tubes at that time!!! and get my ass online...Dont get me wrong I live oh so close to Leicester Square but I don't want to see celebrities and watch screenings I want to be at home killing people lol

tyzwain
tyzwain

Awesome, I may just have to be there :)

micklee2005
micklee2005

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kadoost
kadoost

I don't mean to be rude in anyway(cause I BIG FAN of Modernwarfare!)..... BUT isn't it pretty early to start celebrating??! Well the n again it seems that they'r VERY confident! Hopefully we won't be disappointed! Count down to 11.10.09. CAN't WAIt!!

Evolution-X0
Evolution-X0

game deserves its fame. sounds good,cant wait until it comes out.

RaGeNeSs
RaGeNeSs

I wish I lived in the UK, not because of the launch party or anything, it's just that the UK is awesome.

AndreasRoeder
AndreasRoeder

It's not worth it until everything has settled down.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

wish I lived in London - 200miles away for me. Not happening. :(

brian_13un
brian_13un

Great hope it'll also be held at other countries ^_^

pidow
pidow

Great for the UK.

shades843
shades843

will you also be coving the protests outside of the event given how it looks with PC community at the moment about the game you maybe see that. Wow the IW PR people have really mess this up. Anyway its too over price as a PC game and can wait till after Christmas.

gauty
gauty

the game needs little promo but still its exciting to here abt such an event 4 MW2