As Nintendo gets ready for the UK launch of the highly-anticipated Super Mario Galaxy 2, gamers better sharpen their costume-making skills as the company announces a special launch event to be hosted at GAME, Oxford Street in London. As well as being the first people in Europe to play and get their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed galactic sequel, gamers will also have the opportunity to meet the voice behind one of the most famous plumbers in the world: Charles Martinet.

The launch event will start at 11:00pm on Thursday 10th June and run until 1:00am on the Friday, and the first 50 people to turn up dressed as Mario will be rewarded with a goody bag "filled to the brim with exciting Mario treats."

DATE: Thursday 10th June 2010
TIME: 11pm until 1am
ADDRESS: GAME, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
ENTRY: Free to everyone

If you can't make it down to London, don't worry as four other cities will be hosting similar events around the UK. Various retailers will be going mad for Mario between the game's launch on Friday 11th June, and Sunday 13th June:

Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June

Address: 138 New Street, , Birmingham, B2 4NS

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

Address: 235 Buchanan St, Glasgow, G1 2NG

Address: Unit 424, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

So if you can make it down to the launch event, you could be walking away with a limited goody bag, some signed memorabilia from Charles Martinet, and of course, the main reason why you would be there in the first place; a copy of Super Mario Galaxy 2. If you get your hands on a goody bag, be sure to tell us what's in it!