Mario Kart 8 doesn’t launch until the end of the month, but you can play it early at more than 2,700 GameStop locations across North America beginning this Saturday.
The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) on May 17 and May 18. You can use GameStop’s store finder to find your nearest participating location.
Anyone who pre-orders Mario Kart 8 or already has a pre-order from GameStop can pick up a free double-sided poster while they’re there.
GameStop is also holding a raffle on Twitter where you can win a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set or a $100 gift card. All you have to do is post your favorite Mario Kart moment using the hashtags “#MarioKartMemories” and “#promo” to enter.
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Looking for a late Christmas present (or just a way to satisfy your child-like toy lust)?
GameStop has the Skylanders SWAP Force 8GB Wii U bundle on sale for $250. It’s a pretty good deal, even if it is the Basic Wii U model. Not only does it come with the complete Skylanders Starter Pack, it also comes with a copy of Nintendo Land.
The deal looks like it’ll be up until January 7 or while supplies last.No comments
If you can’t wait for Pokémon X and Y and aren’t lucky enough to live near a place that doesn’t care about street dates, GameStop is holding midnight launches for the game at select stores. You can even use their PickUp@Store option to make sure the games will be ready and waiting for you.
To see if any location near you is staying open late, you can use GameStop’s store finder.
If you pre-order either X or Y, you can get an exclusive bonus two-sided poster. However, if you pre-order both games, you can get a three foot long Pokémon timeline poster.No comments
GameStop’s pokémon distribution event continues with shiny Palkia now free to pick up via Mystery Gift until September 29.
It’s the second of three shiny legendaries being given away by the retailer. Shiny Giratina will close out the event beginning September 30 and continuing until October 20.No comments
GameStop is getting an exclusive Starter Pack for this year’s installment of Activision’s Skylanders franchise, Swap Force.
The $100 bundle comes with a copy of the game, a set of five exclusive “Dark Edition” figures (Dark Washbuckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Stealth Elf, Dark Spyro and Dark Lockjaw), Portal of Power base station, trading cards, sticker sheets and a poster.
Anyone that pre-orders the Dark Edition or Regular Edition Starter Pack will also get a LightCore Hex Skylanders Figure while supplies last.No comments
From March 4 and March 24, participating GameStops will distribute the Melody Pokémon Meloetta to anyone with a DS or 3DS and a copy of Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2.
When you receive Meloetta, it will be at level 50 and know the moves: Round, Teeter Dance, Psychic and Close Combat. If you teach it the move Relic Song, Meloetta will be able to switch between its Aria and Pirouette Formes, altering its type mid-battle.
To coincide with the distribution event, Pokémon TV is airing the animated short Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade until March 24.No comments
GameStop is offering a limited edition character art book to people who pre-order the game from them before it hits on February 4.
Sadly, the book being given out isn’t the Knight of Iris art book that recently came out in Japan. However, the GameStop book will also feature character designs for Awakening‘s cast.
According to GameStop’s site, the books are only available while supplies last. So if you really want to fawn over the game’s flowy heroes, it’d be best to get that order in now.
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The limited edition pink 3DS XL is getting a little less limited. Originally only available in an online-only bundle, the pink 3DS XL will be coming to retail “soon,”, according to GameStop and Sunday, according to Best Buy.
The GameStop ad that featured the new color also mentioned a deal where you get one of the three versions of Nintendogs + cats and Steel Diver when you buy the pink 3DS XL.
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If this software listing from GameStop is to be believed, Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 may be coming to North America on October 2.
It’s very possible that this is merely a placeholder date so GameStop can take preorders on the game, but it does line up with Nintendo’s announced “fall 2012” release date.
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