A week after GameStop’s corporate office authorized some of its stores to break street date on Modern Warfare 2, three New Jersey stores have done the same with Assassin’s Creed II and Left 4 Dead II.
The much-anticipated sequels went on sale there November 14, 2009. The actual street date for both games is November 17, 2009, available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and, in the case of Left 4 Dead 2, PC as well.
According to Kotaku, clerks sought permission to break street date after an independent store in the Jersey City area did so. The move is apparently only for Jersey City.
When GameStop did this for Modern Warfare 2, Activision was adamant that no special permissions had been given and GameStop was not authorized to break street date.
I’m thinking Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, the respective publishers of AC2 and L4D2, are not particularly happy about this scenario either.