Oct. 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM ET
Today is the day the highly anticipated, history-hopping game "Assassin's Creed 3" launches. But if you live in the Northeast and were planning to snag your copy at the local GameStop, then it looks like you're out of luck.
GameStop canceled its midnight launch and game pick-up events throughout the Northeast late Monday and through Tuesday as the region struggled with power outages, flooding, fires and other damage dealt by Hurricane Sandy.
"Our top priority is the safety of our employees and customers," a GameStop spokesperson told the gaming blog Kotaku. "In compliance with directives issued by state and local authorities, stores in the path of the storm will remain closed until it is safe to re-open and midnight openings for 'Assassin's Creed 3' have been canceled in the northeast."
The retailer asked anyone hoping to grab a game this week to check with individual stores to see when they plan to re-open.
Meanwhile, speaking of Kotaku -- it was among several news sites that went down Monday night and through Tuesday morning when a New York data center flooded.
The "Assassin's Creed 3" delay was just a part of the disruption the mega-storm dealt the entertainment industry -- especially that based in New York where the filming of several movies was postponed, Broadway theaters closed up shop and "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" and other shows took Monday night off.
But for New Yorkers David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon the show did go on -- albeit without an audience.
If you happen to have power but haven't been able to get your hands on your copy of "Assassin's Creed 3." you can always bide your time watching the official launch trailer below.
Winda Benedetti writes about video games for NBC News. You can follow her tweets about games and other things on Twitter here @WindaBenedetti and you can follow her on Google+. Meanwhile, be sure to check out the IN-GAME FACEBOOK PAGE to discuss the day's gaming news and reviews.