Microsoft’s flagship Store in NYC to host Tom Clancy’s The Division launch, set for March 8th

Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of the highly anticipated upcoming Xbox One title to launch this year, and the game developed by Swedish studio Ubisoft Massive has been teased quite a bit this last couple of weeks: we’ve first had a pre-order announcement two months ago, then a nice Xbox One bundle and finally an open beta that just ended today. If you’re not up on Tom Clancy’s The Division, here’s the trailer to give you a feel for what’s to come:

The game will now be released on March 8 and Xbox Live’s Major Nelson is announcing today that Microsoft will celebrate the game’s midnight launch at the Microsoft Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City:

If you’re in the area, join me for an evening of food, music and prizes plus gameplay and special guests, including from Ubisoft’s Red Storm Studio, Producer Tony Sturtzel (@TeeSturtz) and Game Director Terry Spier (@The_Spier). We’re also going to have Twitch streamers Swiftor and Futureman Gaming on site streaming from the store with fans.
There will be a chance to win exclusive Tom Clancy’s The Division items, and the first 200 customers to purchase Tom Clancy’s The Division for Xbox One will also receive a limited-edition poster as a gift.

The event will start on Monday, March 7 at 9:00p ET, and Major Nelson also says that complimentary credentials will be given to the first 200 people in line at 8:00 PM and those will be your ticket for a bunch prizes that will be announced that night (you must be 18 years or older to participate). For those of you who can’t attend the event, be reassured as Major Nelson also announced: “I have some special plans for my online followers too, details coming soon”.

You can get more details about the event on the dedicated Facebook page. Please tell us in the comments if you plan to join the fun!

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