GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gamers everywhere will prepare to team up with Commander Shepard in the fight to take Earth back when Mass Effect™ 3 hits store shelves in North America on March 6. In celebration of the game’s launch, GameStop (NYSE: GME) today announced that more than 3,600 stores will host midnight events nationwide. Fans unable to attend the launch events will have an opportunity to participate and interact with the Mass Effect 3 development team virtually through the BioWare TV live stream which will broadcast midnight launch events directly from Edmonton, West Hollywood, Chicago and Boston.
Fans who pre-order Mass Effect 3 at GameStop will receive exclusive bonus items including the N7 “Valkyrie” Assault Rifle and N7 “Defender” Armor. In addition, GameStop pre-order customers who purchase Mass Effect 3 between March 6 and March 11 will receive $50 off a Kinect Sensor, your special weapon to fight the Reapers.
For details on GameStop’s Mass Effect 3 midnight opening and promotions, including pre-order and trade-in bonuses, visit http://GameStop.com/MassEffect3.
Mass Effect 3 arrives on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC in North America on March 6, 2012 and in Europe on March 9, 2012. For more information on Mass Effect 3 and the BioWare TV live stream, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or "like" the game on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect.
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