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Many retailers around the world have been shutting down until further notice due to the coronavirus. Following backlash, GameStop will now be following in those footsteps.

GameStop received criticism for keeping its stores open, and even more so after labeling itself as an essential business. Now though, all outlets across the United States will close as of March 22. Those who are still interested in buying games through GameStop can only do so through curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery.

Here’s the full announcement:


When big games drop, GameStop often holds midnight launch events. That was originally the plan for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But due to the coronavirus, all midnight events have been cancelled, which will impact the new Switch title.

Kotaku got its hands on an internal memo from GameStop, which states:

Update: Added brief comment from Reggie below.

Original: GameStop announced today that former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has been appointed as one of three new independent members to its Board of Directors. His role will go into effect on April 20. William “Bill” Simon and James “J.K.” Symancyk have also joined on.

GameStop noted in the press release that the appointments of these three members “are the result of a comprehensive search process led by the Board of Directors and involving shareholder input.” Dan DeMatteo, Gerald Szczepanski, Larry Zilavy, Steve Koonin, Jerome Davis, and Tom Kelly are retiring from the board.

George Sherman, GameStop’s CEO, said of today’s news:

GameStop has announced a pre-order bonus for My Hero One’s Justice 2. By pre-ordering the game, you’ll receive the poster pictured above.

My Hero One’s Justice 2 is just a week away – the game launches on March 13. Pre-order on GameStop here.

Update (2/20): Amazon has opened pre-orders here.

Original (2/18): Following today’s announcement of the new coral Switch Lite, retailers have started opening pre-orders. GameStop has it here while Best Buy has it here.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the new coral Switch Lite starting April 3.

GameStop has thrown its hat in the ring with a pre-order bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When you reserve a copy and complete your purchase, you’ll receive a double sided poster.

We have a look at the first side of the poster above. Continue on below for a look at the back.

Update (2/9): Pre-orders are up on Amazon UK here and Amazon Germany here.

Update (2/4): Amazon US has opened pre-orders here.

Update (2/3): This is now up on Amazon Canada.

Update (1/31): The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders here.

Original (1/30): Every now and then Nintendo comes out with a special edition Switch. To celebrate Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a special hardware design will be available. You can read more about it in our original post here.

Retailers have started opening pre-orders for the new release. Right now you can get a reservation in at either Best Buy or GameStop.

In other news, we have the packaging image for the box above.

Yesterday, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX was announced for Switch. Retailers have now followed up by opening pre-orders. You can currently reserve a copy on Best Buy here or GameStop here.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX launches for Switch on March 6.

GameStop has officially started its Black Friday 2019 sale. Deals will be running through December 1.

To recap, here are the highlights:

GameStop today unveiled its lineup of deals for Black Friday 2019. A number of games will be discounted at the retailer, including Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($39.99), AI: The Somnium Files ($29.99), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ($19.99), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered ($19.99), and Valkyria Chronicles 4 ($19.99).

Here are the full highlights: