Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a little over a week away in North America — spare a thought for those of us that are waiting longer in PAL regions and Japan — and a number of Wii U owners are no doubt awaiting their pre-orders or even pre-downloads.

Nintendo's stepping up marketing, particularly in North America, through conventional ads and likely having a hand in celebrity tweets. Retailers are doing their bit too, and GameStop is following up what now seems to be a co-ordinated 'event' with a 10-year old thrashing all-comers with a series of preview events this Friday (14th November) around the US.

Smash Event

As you can see in the banner the events will run from 6-9pm local time — to check stores running these sessions you can visit the dedicated page. Some are also commenting around the web that their local stores are planning midnight launches for the brawler in addition to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, but that's not yet — at the time of writing — confirmed as a nationwide policy.

Are you planning to head to your local GameStop for some Smash Bros. action? Let us know.

[via gamestop.com, neogaf.com]