New Super Mario Bros. 2 is just a little over a month from release, and the folks at GameStation and GAME, two popular UK game branches, are eager when it comes to offering a pre-order initiative.

The companies have announced that those who pre-order New Super Mario Bros. 2 will receive a gold coin cartridge case, which they can hang around their neck – like a medallion.

Here’s the full pre-order rundown…

“Ahead of the highly anticipated release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 available on Nintendo 3DS from 17th August, Nintendo is releasing a one-off collectable gold coin case as an exclusive pre-order gift when you pre-order your copy at GAME and Gamestation stores. The small case - a replica of Mario’s iconic Coins - can hold any number of small objects including the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Game Card itself, definitely a handy accessory if you’re always on the move.

Every Mario fan knows that he loves to collect Coins and in New Super Mario Bros. 2 the Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more Coins for you to collect than ever before. Each level is littered with gold as Coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of Coins are left behind by special gold enemies and pipes transport Mario into Coin-filled caverns.

It’s up to you to collect as many Coins as possible throughout Mario’s latest adventure and now you can collect a limited edition gold coin case before the adventure has even begun.

Simply pre order New Super Mario Bros. 2 at GAME or Gamestation to receive the collectable gold coin case. The perfect accompaniment to the latest golden Mario Bros. adventure for any loyal Mario and Luigi fan.”

Gamestop and/or Best Buy are likely to have a similar promotion happening soon.  We’ll let you know what’s up when it happens.