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Nintendo World Championships 2015 Will Use Ultimate NES Remix


After 15 years, the Nintendo World Championships tournament is returning this year on June 14th, and this morning Nintendo of America shared further details on the competition and what games will be involved.


The qualifying competition will feature the Championship mode of Ultimate NES Remix for the Nintendo 3DS.


In this mode, players will need to take on a series of three score-based challenges in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario. The qualifiers will take place at 8 Best Buy locations, and games and systems will be provided at each location, although the Ultimate NES Remix game is already available for anyone that wants to start practicing early.


The top scorer from each of the eight qualifiers will move on to the final event in Los Angeles, which will be a multi-round competition featuring a variety of Nintendo games. Also, an additional eight competitors selected by Nintendo will compete in the Nintendo World Championships as well, but Nintendo have not revealed who these people are and just how they will be selected.


The qualifying events will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time at Best Buy stores at the following locations:


1717 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA


3675 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA


10760 NW 17th St.
Miami, FL


900 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL


12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove, MN


5001 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY


9378 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX


2214 S. 48th St.
Tacoma, WA


More information on the Nintendo World Championships 2015 can be found at Nintendo’s E3 website. That’s also where you can download the registration form if you’re interested in participating in the tournament.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.