GameStop, the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host midnight release events for the Xbox 360 exclusive "Gears of War 2" by Epic Games at 3,500 stores nationwide. Starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008, customers can visit their local GameStop and be among the first to get their hands on the new game at 12:01 a.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of trivia challenges as well as have the chance to bring out their inner war hero during "Gears of War" tournaments. Customers who purchase "Gears of War 2" at the events will receive an Xbox LIVE token for an exclusive in-game downloadable gold-plated Hammerburst for use in multiplayer gameplay and "Gears of War 2" Xbox LIVE Theme tokens, while supplies last. These tokens will not be available beyond the night of launch.