Watch Dogs is most pre-ordered next-gen title in history of GameStop


To mark the much-anticipated release of Watch Dogs next week, GameStop on Friday announced that it will open 3,500 stores in the United States the night before to mark the release of Ubisoft’s open-world game.

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On the evening of May 26–Memorial Day in the US–GameStop will hold launch parties where attendees can participate in contests and giveaways, and also get a look at new footage from the game. In addition, if you attend a GameStop midnight release party you can play Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4 starting at 9 p.m. on May 26.

GameStop is doing everything possible to make this release a huge event because, according to GameStop’s senior VP of merchandising Bob Puzon, the game is “proving to be the highest pre-ordered next-generation console game” in the company’s history. 

If you preorder Watch Dogs at GameStop, you’ll receive the Palace Pack DLC, which includes a single-player mission, an “investigation bonus,” and an ATM hack boost. The PS3/PS4 version of Watch Dogs includes 60 minutes of “exclusive” gameplay content.

GameStop is also providing some promotions for Watch Dogs. If you purchase a PS4 console, Watch Dogs for PS4, and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription, you can save $10. You can also save $25 when you purchase Watch Dogs for any platform and a preowned smartphone. In addition, GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro members ($15/year) will receive a 40 percent bonus on any games or accessories traded toward the preorder or purchase of Watch Dogs. Lastly, if you need an Xbox 360 or PS3 controller, GameStop will be offering them for $10 off.

Watch Dogs drops on May 27 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The Wii U version is expected to release later this year.

You can leave a comment below with your thoughts about Watch Dogs, and if you plan to attend a midnight release party.

[H/T: GameSpot]