HMV have announced that it's flagship store in London's Oxford Street is to hold the official Midnight launch party for the release of the WiiU console from Nintendo.

HMV have said that they have channelled extra stock to meet high demand for the console on the night and are expecting a large turnout of gamers when the doors open at 11pm Thursday the 29th November.

Additionally, the first 100 customers queuing to attend the event will be entitled to a free copy of New Super Mario Bros U as well as another Wii U game of their choice from a selection that will be offered. The next 100 people in line will be entitled to a 5 gift voucher for redemption on the night(This voucher will only be valid against Wii U hardware and software.). The first 500 people in the queue will receive a Wii U goody bag and there will also be opportunities to win Wii U related prizes during the evening.

To lend further excitement, Ubisoft and Nintendo will be demonstrating ZombiU, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros U during the build up to midnight, when the console and associated games officially go on sale. Guests will also be able to sample a number of Wii U titles during the evening, while a range of Nintendo promotional characters, from New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU games, will be on hand to add even more atmosphere to the evening . Zombi U is PEGI rated 18, so demonstrations/sales to any customers aged under-18 will not be possible.

HMV Head of Games, Ewan Pinder said: "We're thrilled to be hosting the Official Midnight Launch Event for Wii U at our Oxford Street flagship, which is fast-becoming the natural home of all major games launches in the UK."