3 June 2010– To celebrate the launch of the hotly anticipated Super Mario Galaxy 2, Nintendo is hosting an exclusive midnight store launch at GAME, Oxford St, London.

Fans will not only have the chance to meet Charles Martinet– the voice of Mario, but they will also be the first in Europe to get their hands on one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time when it goes on sale!

Mario mania will hit the UK on the evening of Thursday 10th June as fans across the country are invited to meet the legendary voice behind Mario. The first 50 to attend the London launch dressed as Mario will also snap up an exclusive Super Mario Galaxy 2 goody bag filled to the brim with exciting Mario treats.

Once inside the store, fans will be amongst the first in Europe to play what is set to be the highest scoring video game of all time* and meet the man behind the iconic voice of Mario. Charles Martinet will be signing copies of the game and Mario merchandise and super fans can even get their photo taken alongside Charles as a memento of the evening!

So whether you’re a lifelong Mario fan or new to the exhilarating world of Mario, come down and get involved in the Mario mania. Entrance is free and people of all ages are encouraged to come down to GAME, Oxford Street, London dressed as Mario to join in the fun when Super Mario Galaxy 2 goes galactic!


DATE: Thursday 10th June 2010

TIME: 11pm until 1am

ADDRESS: GAME, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL

ENTRY: Free to everyone

Mario will also be taking over stores in Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and Dublin from the 11th– 13th June so head in store for a dose of pure Mario Magic and to try your hand at the game.


Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June

Gamestation Birmingham

Address: 138 New Street, B2 4NS

Argos Leeds

Address: Unit 2, The Gantry, 22-26 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

HMV Glasgow

Address: 235 Buchanan St, Glasgow, G1 2NG

Smyths Dublin

Address: Unit 424, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

About Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is jam-packed with new features, including new ways to travel around the galaxies, brand new Mario suits, an enhanced co-operative mode, a Cosmic Guide– and a hungrier-than-ever Yoshi. There is something for everyone to enjoy - with levels to challenge the most confident of players but also areas for more casual players to play around. So what are you waiting for? Expect Super Mario Galaxy 2 to go cosmic when it launches across the UK and Ireland on 11 June 2010.

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*Super Mario Galaxy 2 scores 98/100 - based on official review scores as collated by Metacritic:

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About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii TM home console and Nintendo DS TM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System TM , Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi TM and Nintendo DSi XL TM , as well as the Game Boy TM , Game Boy Advance, Super NES TM , Nintendo 64 TM and Nintendo GameCube TM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario TM , Donkey Kong TM , Metroid TM , Zelda TM and Pokémon TM . A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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