Nintendo is giving the 3DS a lot of love at the moment. Yesterday it dedicated an entire Nintendo Direct presentation to the handheld and today it's announced it will be joining forces with UK retailer GAME to hold a massive 3DS multiplayer event across the country this weekend.

Multiplayer Mayhem will take place between 10am and 6pm on 20th April and allows 3DS owners to pop in for a bit of multiplayer action with whatever games they choose.

Of course there will be multiplayer challenges available to play on the day for a couple of designated games. The first is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which will see you team up with three other players to hunt down some gigantic beasts, and the other will see you and a bunch of others head up the Thrill Tower in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, sucking up ghosts as you go.

Naturally, freestyle tournaments are sure to pop up and we'd expect Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising to be popular.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to try LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins a whole six days before it launches in the UK on 26th April. There will also be demos for Fire Emblem: Awakening, which is released tomorrow, and Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate.

The participating GAME stores include:

  • Westfield Stratford
  • Birmingham Bullring
  • Trafford Centre
  • Meadowhall
  • Reading Oracle
  • Coventry
  • Braehead
  • Metro Centre (Red Pathway)
  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Lakeside (Shopping Centre)
  • Cardiff St Davids
  • Merry Hill
  • Nottingham Victoria
  • Leeds Headrow
  • Maidstone

This should be a great little event for those looking for some multiplayer fun and of course a few StreetPass puzzle pieces.

Will you be attending the event? Let us know how you get on if you do!