A Ubisoft spokesperson recently announced that the newest iteration of its popular Assassin's Creed franchise is the most pre-ordered game they have ever had. A lot of stores over the UK will be having a midnight launch this coming Wednesday. Some sources claim that some Tesco stores have been selling copies early. Naughty, naughty.
A lot of the extra pre-orders are probably down to the change of setting for the series, as a lot of Americans will want to sink their teeth into a history familiar to them. America is a big place after all. I for one can't wait to kill some British, at least they aren't Russian/Middle Eastern terrorists for a change.