If you’re a die-hard Assassin’s Creed fan, you’re most likely going to go wait in line tonight for the release of Assassin’s Creed III at your local GameStop. However, if you live in the northeast US, you’re out of luck. GameStop is canceling all of its midnight openings for the game at locations that are in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
A GameStop spokesperson said that “stores in the path of the storm will remain closed until it is safe to re-open, and midnight openings for Assassin’s Creed III have been cancelled in the northeast.” GameStop says that their top priority is the safety of their employees and customers, so if you were planning on waiting for the game’s release in the middle if Hurricane Sandy, you’ll have to find something else to do. Perhaps maybe find shelter somewhere.
However, depending on the conditions and severity of the weather, GameStop could open its doors later in the night if it’s safe to do so, which means you could technically still wait in line if you wanted to, but you’d be taking the risk of having to wait until morning — or even later — to get your copy of Assassin’s Creed III.
Then again, even if GameStop was open, we’d hope you would think long and hard about your safety when going out and buying a video game in the middle of a Hurricane. I’m sure it’ll be a cool story to tell friends (e.g. “I just bought a game in the middle of a Hurricane!”), but if you live in the path of Hurricane Sandy, be safe no matter what you plan to do for the night.