After a long wait, Nintendo finally brought back the Nintendo World Championship in 2015. Though we didn’t have luck last year, they decided to bring it back again for this year! In October, at New York, you’ll be able to compete with the best players at modern and classic games both.
Starting August 19, you’ll be able to go to 8 select Best Buy stores around the country to qualify. The qualifiers have very specific criteria though, so pay attention! The competition at the stores will be held using Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, the rules are slightly different depending on the age group. The 12 and younger group will be playing on the ‘Luigi’s Mansion’ track using the Standard Kart and Wheels with the Super Glider. Everyone else will be using the same kart layout, but on the GBA track ‘Bowser Castle 1.’ These will be done via the Time Trial format, with the best time for each age group for each location being the ones who qualify for the World Championship.
If you decide to check out the events, but aren’t interested in competing, they’ll have demos up of the upcoming games Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) and Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo 3DS). On top of that, if you have a My Nintendo account you can check-in to the event for 100 Platinum Points along with a special pin for the first 200 to check-in each day.
While Nintendo hasn’t disclosed what games will be part of the final competition at NY, they did say that it’ll be at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom on October 7. For full information on all the qualifier dates and locations, be sure to check out the Official Site.
Whether you compete or not, this is sure to be a really exciting tournament! Don’t miss it!