To celebrate the launch of the 2008 Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition, the folks at Guinness World Records have put out a call for participants for the Guinness World Record Guitar Hero Marathon Relay.

The event will take place on February 6 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in London, England, before being passed on to New York for the U.S. leg which will run from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., both local times. Players will be put together in pairs and play one track each, and will have only a 15-second window between songs to pass the guitars to the next pair. A report in Eurogamer says a “mysterious guest celebrity” will be on hand to kick off the party.

Gamers can also attempt to break the record for “Highest score set by six people playing one guitar,” which will feature each person handling a single key or the strum bar on the guitar controller. Participants are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Guitar Hero, with an exclusive prize awarded to the best dressed player.

Guitar Hero fans who wish to register for the Guinness World Record Guitar Hero Marathon can do so for either the London or New York locations. Venue and record details will be provided in a response.

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