New Zealand’s StarCraft II launch event is to be held at EB Games in the St. Lukes Westfield Mall in Auckland.

Kicking off at 9.30pm on Monday the 26th, the event will host trivia and cosplay competitions. There’ll also be give-aways and prizes including a Limited Edition BlizzCon ’09 Raynor N00b figure, a Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard, and an AMD 5000 series graphics card.

Other EB outlets – and, doubtless, other retailers – will also be open late to mark the launch. The game itself will go on sale at midnight Monday, making Kiwis the first in the world able to play Blizzard's highly-anticipated title.