As the excitement builds ahead of the launch of 3DS this Friday, GAME has announced its wide-ranging midnight opening plans.
In total 482 GAME and Gamestation stores will open their doors at midnight on the night of Thursday March 24th.
GAME’s Oxford Street store will be hosting a special event hosted by comedian and presenter Iain Lee. The store will dish out one free 3DS game for the first 100 customers to buy the machine. There will also be a host of other freebies on offer including t-shirts and snacks. The person at the front of the queue will also get a free taxi ride home.
Also, all stores will offer a free 3DS console to one punter with raffle tickets being handed out to everyone in line.
Other stores hosting special events include GAME Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street), GAME Cardiff (St Davids), GAME Manchester (Trafford Centre), Gamestation Birmingham (New Street) and Gamestation Hull (Propsect Centre).
"Thursday night is a must-attend moment for Nintendo fans," head of PR Neil Ashurst said. "The 3DS is a stunning piece of gaming tech which impresses everyone who plays it.
"We are opening 482 of our stores at midnight to allow our customers to be the first to get their hands on it. Whatever store they go to, we will be offering a free 3DS console for one lucky individual so it’s definitely worth turning up for midnight."