The impending threat of Hurricane Sandy to many northeast cities in the United States has forced GameStop to take action. The planned midnight openings for Assassin’s Creed 3 (or Need For Speed: Most Wanted or WWE ’13 depending on your tastes) have been canceled and stores will remain closed indefinitely.
Here’s the official statement from GameStop regarding this matter:
Our top priority is the safety of our employees and customers. In compliance with directives issued by state and local authorities, stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy will remain closed until it is safe to re-open and midnight openings for Assassin’s Creed III have been cancelled in the northeast. Customers should check with their local stores for details on when we will re-open.
You don’t need to worry too much about not being able to play Assassin’s Creed 3 or Need For Speed: Most Wanted tomorrow though, as they are part of the Day 1 Digital promotion.