After a 25-year hiatus, Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships. The event will pit the best Nintendo gamers in the United States against each other for a chance to be the best in the nation.
The championship will begin at the end of the month, with players descending upon cities around the nation to take on friends and strangers in an effort to show their skills. The top players from each city, along with a few handpicked Nintendo players, will meet at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 14th to decide the final winner.
Nintendo has now released the schedule and cities where players can participate in the Nintendo World Championships. Best Buy will host players at the below locations from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on May 30th.
1717 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA
3675 Pacific Coast Highway
10760 NW 17th St.
900 E. Golf Road
12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove, MN
5001 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY
9378 N. Central Expressway
2214 S. 48th St.
Participants will take on opponents in championship mode from three games in NES Remix: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. Score challenges from each game will be used to determine the winners from each location.
The top player from each city will join eight other Nintendo-selected players in Los Angeles for the final showdown. There, players will again test their skills in the above-mentioned games in an effort to walk away with the title of Nintendo World Champion.
Gamers who think they have what it takes to be the best in the nation can practice their skills by purchasing NES Remix from the Wii U store for $29.99.
Nintendo’s decision to bring back the Nintendo World Championship after such a long absence is both interesting and exciting. We’re excited to watch as some of the best Nintendo players wow spectators with their impressive running, jumping, and block-smashing skills. We’re also interested to see what else Nintendo has in store for the event.
It’s very likely the gaming giant will use the Nintendo World Championships to promote, and possibly even reveal, upcoming games for the Wii U. We already know Nintendo plans to provide a first-look at Star Fox for Wii U, but we’re sure there is much more in store beyond that, especially considering it’ll kick off Nintendo’s E3 presence.
Are you planning to enter the tournament? Think you have what it takes to be the Nintendo World Champion? Let us know in the comments.