If you haven't experienced Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in its multiplayer mode, you're missing out. UK residents keen to leap into the game's social side can do so at selected HMV Gamerbase stores in collaboration with Nintendo of Europe.

Attendees can take on Estark, nab an exclusive slime and enjoy playing the game with like-minded gamers. What could be better?

The first event was in Edinburgh last night, with the tour taking in Glasgow, London, Reading and Birmingham over the coming days. The full event list is below.

Are you among the many adventurers who have journeyed into the expansive world of Dragon Quest IX since its release earlier this year? If so, you’ll be glad to hear we’re offering our loyal Dragon Quest fans the opportunity to share their world with fellow Celestrians. We’re also giving you the chance to get access to exciting content, including special boss Estark, when you enter Tag Mode!

Special events will be taking place up and down the country this month to bring Dragon Quest fans together, with Gamerbase in HMV stores acting as a meeting point on the following dates:

Edinburgh - Monday, 25th October
Glasgow - Tuesday, 26th October
Manchester - Wednesday, 27th October
London - Thursday, 28th October
Reading - Friday, 29th October

Make sure you come equipped with your Nintendo DS and copy of Dragon Quest IX and you’ll be able to share maps, characters and information with other players.

There will also be the chance to enjoy some exciting multiplayer action and share your passion for Dragon Quest. If you and three friends attend together, you will all get an exclusive Slime giveaway.*

*While stocks last

[via nintendo.co.uk]