Nitendo announced yesterday that they're going to host Cube Clubs in the run up to the launch of their Gamecube console.

The clubs will take place between April 2nd and 27th, at a number of locations across the UK, and will give an opportunity for retailers and consumers to get a preview of the treats that will be on offer when Gamecube launches across Europe on May 3rd.

Fifty Gamecube pods will be available at each event, and titles including Luigi’s Mansion and WaveRace: Blue Storm will be the major 1st party highlights, alongside exclusive third party titles Stars Wars Rogue Leader Rogue Squadron II from LucasArts and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle from Sega. Further features of the Cube Clubs will be the WaveRace rider arcade machine, and a Photo-Cube which takes 6 digital photos of your face from various angles and gives you a print which can be assembled to make a cube head.

Cube Clubs are due to be held at:

  • Klub Ikon, New Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 - 6-11pm, Tuesday 2 April
  • Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 - 6-11pm, Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 April
  • Infinity, Peter Street, Manchester M2 - 6-11pm, Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April
  • Code, Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 - 6-11pm, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April
  • The Bolierhouse, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 - 6-11pm, Friday 6 and Saturday 27 April

Entry to the clubs is strictly for over 18's only and by invitation from Nintendo for the trade, and for lucky competition winners - to find out more, and to stand a chance to win some tickets visit