Those living in the path of Hurricane Sandy (who decides on the names for these things?) may be wondering how the bad weather will affect their chances at getting Assassin's Creed 3 at one of the scheduled midnight launches tonight. Well folks, things are looking cloudy.

Kotaku received the following statement from GameStop:

Our top priority is the safety of our employees and customers. 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 III have been cancelled in the northeast. Customers should check with their local stores for details on when we will re-open.

Your best bet will likely be to call your local GameStop to make sure, but it sounds like if you live in the northeast US, you're going to have to wait until normal business hours to start getting to know Connor Kenway. Let's be honest: you were going to take tomorrow off anyway, hurricane or no.

[via Kotaku]