Australian retailers are clearly expecting big things from Destiny next week (probably rightly so). EB Games has just released the list of stores it'll be opening on Monday night in preparation for the launch and I can't remember ever seeing a list as large as this.
There are six major launches across the country, one of which EB is calling the 'Official Australian Launch for Destiny' at EB Liverpool in Sydney. That event kicks off at 9pm on the Monday and will feature a DJ and a live caricature artist who will be drawing folks faces onto Destiny themed characters.
Apparently there will also be cake. A big cake in the shape of a super-sized Sparrow. I know I should probably make a Portal related joke here, but I don't have the energy.
The remaining five major launches like take place at...
EB Carindale, QLD EB Helensvale, QLD EB Tea Tree Plaza, SA EB Knox City, VIC EB Joondalup, WA (Breakfast)
Man Western Australia always gets the crappy end of the stick with midnight launches. What gives?
Regardless, here is a list of all the stores having midnight launches. Be aware, it's massive.
EB Airport West EB Albert Street EB Alice Springs EB Altona EB Arana Hills EB Armidale EB Arndale EB Australia Fair EB Ayr EB Bairnsdale EB Ballarat Central EB Ballina Central EB Bankstown EB Bathurst EB Beenleigh EB Bega EB Belconnen EB Bendigo Marketplace EB Berri EB Blacktown EB Bondi EB Booval EB Box Hill EB Bribie Island EB Brimbank EB Brisbane City EB Broadmeadows EB Broadway EB Broken Hill EB Brookside EB Browns Plains EB Browns Plains Village Square EB Bundaberg EB Bundaberg Hinkler EB Burleigh Heads EB Burnie EB Burwood EB Cairns EB Cairns Central EB Caloundra EB Campbelltown EB Canberra Centre EB Belconnen EB Canelands EB Cannon Hill EB Capalaba EB Capalaba Central EB Carindale EB Caroline Springs EB Castle Plaza EB Castle Towers EB Castletown EB Casuarina EB Central Highlands Marketplace EB Cessnock EB Chadstone EB Chapel St EB Charlestown Sq EB Chatswood EB Chatswood Chase EB Chermside Nth end EB Chirnside Park EB City Cross EB Coffs Harbour EB Coffs Palms Centre (Combined opening @ EB Coffs Harbour) EB Colac EB Colonnades EB Corio EB Craigieburn EB Cranbourne EB Dandenong EB Deception Bay EB Devonport EB DFO Canberra(Combined opening @ EB Tamworth) EB Doncaster Ground Floor EB Eastgardens EB Eastlands EB Elizabeth EB Endeavour Hills EB Epping EB Erina Fair EB Fairfield EB Firle EB Forest Lakes EB Fountain Gate EB Frankston Town EB Galeries EB Garden City EB Gawler EB Geelong EB Gladstone EB Glendale EB Glenelg EB Golden Grove EB Goulburn EB Gracemere EB Grafton EB Greenhills EB Greensborough EB Griffith EB Gungahlin(Combined @ EB Belconnen) EB Gympie EB Hallet Cove EB Harbourtown Adelaide EB Helensvale EB Hervey Bay EB Highpoint EB Hobart EB Hollywood Plaza EB Hornsby EB Hurstville EB Indooroopilly EB Ingle Farm EB Innisfail EB Ipswich EB Jesmond EB Karingal EB Karratha EB Kawana EB Keysborough EB Kingaroy EB Kingston EB Knox City EB Kotara EB Lake Haven EB Lake Macquarie EB Launceston EB Lilydale EB Lismore EB Lismore Woodlark St EB Liverpool EB Logan EB Logan Central EB MacArthur Square EB MacQuarie Centre EB Majura Park(Combined opening @ EB Belconnen) EB Marion EB Meadow Mews EB Melbourne Central EB Melton EB Merrylands EB Midvalley EB Mildura EB Millner Homemaker EB Mittagong EB Moranbah EB Morayfield EB Mornington EB Mt Barker EB Mt Druitt EB Mt Gravatt EB Mt Ommaney EB Mt Pleasant EB Mudgee EB Munno Para EB Murray Bridge EB Muswellbrook EB Nambour EB Narellan EB Nepean EB Noosaville EB North Gate EB North Lakes EB Northlands EB Nowra EB Orange EB Pacific Fair EB Pakenham EB Palmerston EB Parabanks EB Parkes EB Parramatta EB Peninsula Fair EB Penrith ground lvl EB Plenty Valley EB Plumpton EB Point Cook EB Port Augusta EB Port Lincoln EB Port Macquarie EB Port Pirie EB Raymond Terrace EB Redbank Plaza EB Rhodes EB Richmond EB Richmond Markets EB Ringwood EB Riverside EB Robina EB Rockhampton (Combined opening @ EB Gracemere) EB Rockhampton Fair EB Rosebud EB Roselands EB Rouse Hill EB Runaway Bay EB Rundle Mall EB Salamander Bay EB Sale EB Seaford EB Sefton EB Settlement City EB Shellharbour EB Singleton EB Smithfield Cairns EB Southgate EB Southlands EB Springfield EB Springwood EB Stafford City EB Stanhope EB Stockland Hervey Bay EB Stocklands Townsville EB Strathpine EB Sunbury Square EB Sunnybank EB Sunshine Marketplace EB Sunshine Plaza EB Swanston Street EB Tamworth EB Tamworth 2 (Combined opening @ EB Tamworth) EB Tea Tree Plaza EB The Glen EB The Pines EB Toombul EB Toowoomba EB Top Ryde EB Traralgon EB Tuggerah EB Tuggeranong EB Tweed City EB Underwood EB Victor Harbour EB Victoria Point EB Wagga EB Warragul EB Warriewood EB Warringah Mall EB Warrnambool EB Watergardens EB Waurn Ponds EB Waverley Gardens EB Wendouree Ballarat EB Werribee Plaza EB West Lakes EB Wetherill Park EB Whyalla EB Willows Townsville EB Winston Hills EB Woden Plaza(Combined opening @ EB Tuggeranong) EB Wollongong EB Wonthaggi EB World Square EB Woy Woy EB Wynnum Plaza EB Yeppoon
Anyone here heading to the midnight launch? I'm thinking about it. I'm not usually a fan of them, but it's been a while since I've been so excited for a big AAA launch like this. I might just head out to one.