Hurricane Sandy Cancels 'Assassin's Creed III' Midnight Launch

Hurricane Sandy has canceled the highly anticipated midnight launch of "Assassin's Creed III" in the Northeast. Gamestop made the announcement late Monday.

Hurricane Sandy is not only affecting people going outside, it's going to affect what people play indoors as they take shelter. They will not have “Assassin's Creed III” for diversion on Tuesday, according to IGN.

Ubisoft's latest entry into the popular Assassin's Creed franchise has already broken pre-order records, according to Forbes. The last “Assassin's Creed” game “Assassin's Creed: Revelations,” had the previous record for Ubisoft pre-orders.

“Assassin's Creed III” is set in during the Revolutionary War and players control the half-English and half-Native American Connor Kenway. The hype has been growing for “Assassin's Creed III” and is one of the most anticipated titles for the holiday shopping season.

“Assassin's Creed III” was scheduled to be released on Oct. 30, but midnight launches are common for popular games and gadgets. Unfortunately for fans in the Northeast, they will have to wait to get their hands on “Assassin's Creed III.”

Speaking to IGN, a Gamestop spokesperson discussed the cancellation of the midnight launch of “Assassin's Creed III,” saying: "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 the storm will remain closed until it is safe to reopen and midnight openings for Assassin's Creed III have been canceled in the Northeast.”

For the rest of the United States not affected by Hurricane Sandy, the midnight launch of “Assassin's Creed III” will go as previously planned. In the Northeast, gamers should call their local stores to determine when they will reopen.

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