Microsoft Throwing Big Launch Party for The Division in NYC Tonight

Party time.

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Ubisoft's The Division is set in New York City and that's also where Microsoft will throw a big launch party for the game this evening. Hopefully there is no virus outbreak...

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The Microsoft flagship store on Fifth Avenue will host the party, which will include an "evening of food, music, and prizes plus gameplay and special guests." Ubisoft producer Tony Sturtzel and game director Terry Spier will attend the party, along with Twitch streamers Swiftor and Futureman Gaming.

Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb will also appear at the event.

If you're one of the first 200 people to buy The Division for Xbox One at the event, you will also receive a "limited-edition" poster for free. Additionally, some "exclusive" Division items will be given away during the evening.

The party starts tonight at 9 PM EST and runs through Tuesday, March 8, at 1 AM EST. You can start lining up at 8 PM EST, Microsoft said in a statement. The store is located at 677 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022, and you can get full directions here.

More details about Microsoft's launch party for The Division are available here on Facebook. If you can't make it in person, you will be able to watch on Twitch. Additionally, anyone can enter this contest to win a special, Division-branded Xbox One.

After years of development and multiple delays, The Division officially launches tomorrow, March 8, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Ubisoft has announced exactly when the servers will be switched on, while some data-mining leaks have revealed the game will offer at least 26 missions (at launch) and a Destiny-like leveling system.

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