WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/13 -- Nintendo fans will be given the ultimate chance to meet one of their heroes on the 7th September when Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario and Luigi, comes to John Lewis on Oxford Street in London for a special Mario themed event from Nintendo.
The event, which runs from 9.30am to 8pm on Saturday 7th September, will cater to fans and shoppers of all ages. As well as meeting Mario and Luigi costume characters and Charles Martinet, Nintendo fans will have the chance to try out the latest Mario and Luigi games to come out on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS consoles. There will also be an hourly Mario Kart 7 competition where the best racers can win a trophy and Nintendo themed colouring in books and jigsaws to keep younger fans entertained.
Charles Martinet is an American voice actor who has played Mario since 1995. He also currently provides the voice for Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi among other characters. He will join the Mario and Luigi costume characters at Nintendo's fun filled event on Saturday 7th September between 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, where he will be available for autograph and photo opportunities.
Games available to play at the event include:
-- New Super Mario Bros. U-- New Super Luigi U
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-- Super Mario 3D Land-- Mario Kart 7-- Luigi's Mansion 2-- New Super Mario Bros. 2
Nintendo's Mario themed event will take place at John Lewis Oxford Street, London from 7th September 2013. Check Nintendo Facebook and Twitter channels for more details of this and upcoming events across the UK.
For more information:
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk
Wii U on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nintendouk
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