Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family regional heats begin

Nintendo will launch their Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family competition this weekend, seeing families across the country compete to win a new Honda Jazz Si, limited edition Mario Kart 7 trophy, and other incredible prizes.

Set to run across England, Scotland and Wales, the regional heats will take place at thirty selected HMV store games departments during August, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Those with the fastest times from each regional will gain a seat at the grand finale in October to attempt to win the coveted prizes.

“The power of games can best be seen when you bring them to life and create some retail theatre around them in your stores so that customers can see and experience just how wonderful they are,” comments Ewan Pinder, HMV Head of Technology & Games. “So we’re really excited to be partnering with Nintendo to showcase Mario Kart 7 as part of their Britain’s Fastest Family Tournament.”

Nintendo UK events and partnerships manager, Natasha Chatur, adds: “We are really excited to be going on the road with our biggest family gaming tournament this summer. The Mario Kart games are loved by fans across all generations and it is fantastic to see families come together to compete to become Britain’s Fastest Family. We look forward to working with HMV to bring the Mario Kart franchise to life this summer and offer our fans up and down the country a chance to engage and compete as a family.”

The full list of participating stores are as follows:
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV CARDIFF – 53-57 Queen Street
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV ABERDEEN – 11-13 Union Bridge
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV GATESHEAD – Cameron Walk, Metro Centre
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV PLYMOUTH – Drake Circus, Charles Street
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV SHEFFIELD – Meadowhall Centre
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV CROYDON, Unit 18, Centrale Centre
03.08.12 – 04.08.12: HMV READING, Holy Brook Walk, Oracle Centre
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV NORWICH, Gentlemen’s Walk
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV GLASGOW, 235 Buchanan Street
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV LEEDS, Victoria Walk, Headrow Centre
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV SOUTHAMPTON, 56-58 Above Bar Street
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV DERBY, 2 Albion Street
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV SWANSEA, St Mary’s Square, The Quadrant
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV GUILDFORD, 75-79 The Friary Centre
10.08.12 – 11.08.12: HMV CANTERBURY, 12 St. Margaret’s Street
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV TROCADERO, Piccadilly Circus, London W1
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV BASINGSTOKE, 28-29 Festival Place
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV EDINBURGH, 129-130 Princes Street
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV MANCHESTER, 90 Market Street
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV BRISTOL, Lower Level Mall, Cribbs Causeway
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV NOTTINGHAM, 28 The Victoria Centre
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV KINGSTON, Bentalls Centre
17.08.12 – 18.08.12: HMV MILTON KEYNES, 78 Midsummer Arcade
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV OXFORD, 43-46 Cornmarket
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV 150 Oxford Street, London W1
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV NEWCASTLE, 56 Northumberland Street
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV BIRMINGHAM, Bullring Shopping Centre
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV BRIGHTON, 48-50 Churchill Square Centre
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV EXETER, 10-11 Princesshay Shopping Centre
24.08.12 – 25.08.12: HMV LIVERPOOL, South John Street, LiverpoolOne

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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