Future Shop hosts national Midnight Madness events for launch of Starcraft II

BURNABY, BC, July 22 /CNW/ - In celebration of the launch of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is hosting "Midnight Madness" events at all stores this month. Gaming enthusiasts are invited to visit their local Future Shop stores on the eve of the release date to obtain their copies of the game at midnight on Monday, July 26, 2010. The first 20 people in each line will receive a free gaming headset; the first 50 people will receive a Starcraft II hat and poster.

All Future Shop stores are hosting Midnight Madness openings except those in Sudbury, ON and Quebec who are opening their doors at 8:00 a.m. local time the following day.

Get Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty for free

Trade-in two used games from Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox and get Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty free. See www.futureshop.ca/starcraft2 for details.

    Who:   Thousands of Starcraft gaming fans invited to Midnight Madness
           release of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    When:  Monday, July 26, 2010
           Doors open at midnight local time (line-ups typically start after
           9:00 p.m.)

    Where: All Future Shop stores across Canada (except in Sudbury, ON and
           Quebec). Visit www.futureshop.ca to find the store closest to you.
           Stores in Sudbury, ON and Quebec open at 8:00 a.m. local time on
           Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

    Photo opportunities:
    -   Thousands of gaming enthusiasts lined-up to obtain their copies of
        Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
    -   First 20 people in line receiving their free gaming headsets, hats
        and posters
    -   First local purchasers of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

About Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

After 12 years since it first debuted, the award-winning Starcraft series continues in a real-strategy sequel which welcomes the return of the Protoss, Terran and Zerg races with an amazing 3D-graphic engine for gamers to enjoy their missions. Starcraft is played on a PC and Mac platforms. For more information, visit www.futureshop.ca/starcraft2.

SOURCE Future Shop

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Elliott Chun, Communications Manager, P: 604-412-1764, E: echun@futureshop.com

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