Future Shop Hosting National StarCraft II Midnight Madness [Update]

By Paul Hunter

It's Monday, July 26, 2010. Tomorrow it's Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Do you know what happens in a few short hours?

No it's not a national holiday, but it should be. It's the release date of StarCraft II, the most anticipated PC game of the year. If you're looking to get your hands on the game I'd suggest heading on over to your nearest Future Shop store since it's been confirmed that stores will be open at 12:01am tonight for a massive national midnight madness sale.

Future Shop's Elliott Chun posted details on the midnight madness sale on the company's Brand Talk blog last week. The retailer will be giving away gaming headsets with noise canceling microphone to the first 20 purchasers in line, plus the first 50 shoppers will receive a free StarCraft II hat and poster.

For gamers looking to take advantage of Future Shop's trade in program, if you bring in two games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii you can net yourself a free copy of StarCraft II. For more information visit Future Shop's StarCraft II splash page.

It's been 12 years since the original StarCraft and amazingly enough Blizzard is still supporting the title. Makes me wonder if we'll still be playing StarCraft II in the year 2022?

Update: The fine print reads that stores in Quebec and Sudbury, ON will be open at 8am on July 27th. Thanks airdom!