Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, this year’s flagship open-world game from French developer Ubisoft, has its release date set for October 23rd. We’ve had gameplay details and more for months, and now we’re getting the crucial Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Midnight Release details potential buyers crave.
Video game retailer GameStop revealed their midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate midnight release date details that gamers have waited for this morning. The Assassin’s Creed franchise lets players become an Assassin during a specific period in time to stop the Templar Order from their devious exploits. This year’s game features two members of the Assassin Order and is set in Victorian London. Jacob and Evie Frye are the closet thing we’ve had to modern Assassins since the franchise began.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is one of the earliest major game releases the fall and winter. Ubisoft is hoping that a new location, reworked mechanics and a new story will redeem the Assassin’s Creed franchise after last year’s rough launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Release: GameStop
GameStop confirmed its plans for a midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release date with a post to its website. “Join us on Thursday Night, 10/22 to celebrate the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” a header on the site asks.
Anyone who places an Assassin’s Creed Syndicate pre-order can pick up their physical copy of the game at midnight Eastern Standard Time. Because GameStop handles release dates retroactively throughout the United States, users in other time zones will get the game earlier than Midnight. For example, GameStop shoppers in California will be able to pick up their copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at 9:01 PM local time on Thursday, October 22nd.
Only some of GameStop’s retail locations nationwide will offer up midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release date pick-ups. Users who pre-order at less visited stores will have to wait until Friday morning to pick up their Assassin’s Creed Syndicate pre-order. Potential GameStop shoppers can use this tool to find a store that’s open for the midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release in their area.
GameStop is one of the few stores offering extras when shoppers pre-order Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Release: Best Buy
Best Buy sells just about everything that plugs into a wall socket and a few other things that don’t. It’s selling Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on release day. The retailer is even taking pre-orders for the game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any of its stores will hold a midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release event.
A check of the retailer’s gaming events calendar reveals events for Halo 5: guardians, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, rise of the Tomb Raider and Star Wars Battlefront. Not listed is Assassins’ Creed Syndicate. Those who pre-order there will have to pick up their game on Friday morning when their local store first opens.
Midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Release: Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer doesn’t need to hold a midnight Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release event. Many of the company’s stores are already open at midnight. When clocks rollover, anyone who has pre-ordered or not will be able to pick up a copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The store has no pre-order bonuses for shoppers. It’s website is letting users save $10 and get free shipping when they purchase a copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and a physical cane sword like the one Jacob Frye uses in the game.
Remember, digital copies of Assassins’ Creed Syndicate are available for pre-order now. Those will unlock on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Friday, October 23rd too, but it’s unclear exactly what time. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate isn’t coming to the Xbox 360 or PS3. The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release date for Windows PC users was delayed until November 19th.