3,600 GameStops holding Mass Effect 3 midnight openings next week

Many, many GameStop stores in the US will be holding a midnight launch for Mass Effect 3 next week, the retailer’s announced. Over 3,600 locations will participate, giving players the chance to snag their copy before sleepy time on Monday.

The chain’s also announced that should you have pre-ordered and pick up your copy before March 11, you’ll get $50 off Kinect, which can be used in the game to give orders to squadmates and such. If you only pre-order, you’ll walk away with the (in-game) N7 “Valkyrie” Assault Rifle and N7 “Defender” Armor.

Mass Effect 3 will launch on March 6th in the US, and the 9th in Europe.