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GameStation doing 200-store midnight RE5 launch tomorrow

Wednesday, 11th March 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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GameStation’s opening 200 stores across the UK at midnight tomorrow for the launch of Resident Evil 5.

Said Martyn Gibbs, chain MD: “This game is arguably the biggest launch so far this year and we wanted to make sure our customers could buy the game as soon as it’s available.

“Our midnight openings always go down a storm with shoppers and staff alike, so we’re opening over 200 of our stores across the country tomorrow night at midnight, with staff even getting dressed up for the occasion!”

We may go and take pictures at the local GameStation. Please, God, make Terry the till man dress up as an African zombie.

Press release after the link.

Wednesday 11th March 2009

GAMESTATION TO OPEN ITS STORES AT MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT FOR RESIDENT EVIL 5 LAUNCH

Friday 13th March may be considered unlucky by many, but Gamestation’s customers may beg to differ! This particular Friday; 13th March 2009, sees the launch of the eagerly awaited Resident Evil 5 game, the sequel to one of the highest-rated videogames in history. To celebrate, Gamestation stores across the country will be opening their doors at midnight tomorrow night, giving its customers the chance to be amongst the first in the UK to get their hands on the game.

Says Martyn Gibbs, Managing Director “This game is arguably the biggest launch so far this year and we wanted to make sure our customers could buy the game as soon as it’s available. Our midnight openings always go down a storm with shoppers and staff alike, so we’re opening over 200 of our stores across the country tomorrow night at midnight, with staff even getting dressed up for the occasion!”

Gamestation will also be selling a variety of other Resident Evil 5 items such as T-shirts, hoodies , thermal mug holders and, an extremely limited edition red Xbox Elite console package including the Resident Evil 5 game, Resident Evil 5 Theme and Street Fighter II HD Remix.

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  1. absolutezero

    Everyone hates this game and wants it to fail though, seems a bit foolish to have a midnight opening for it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    I think they’re possibly over estimating how much demand for this there is somewhat.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I think it’s going to sell a gazillion, despite almost everyone appearing to hate it. We are creatures of habit.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. wz

    I fucking love the game and cannot wait for my copy to arrive. Pah :P

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Based on the demo… couldn’t stand it. It’s going to sell on the name whatever happens though.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. wz

    I found playing the demo side-by-side in splitscreen quite amusing — it’s why I want this game so much!

    #6 5 years ago