Back in the days of the 8 bit NES, when Nintendo used to be synonymous with video games, they held a Nintendo World Championship, where players were invited to try and test their mettle against some NES games tweaked for extra difficulty. It was great, and also completely a thing of its time.
And now Nintendo will be bringing it back.
Bolstered, no doubt, by the success of the Smash Invitational event that they held at E3 last year, Nintendo will be holding a similar tournament this year, except now, it’s not just Smash- while we don’t know exactly which games will be included in the Nintendo World Championships, they have confirmed the time and date- it’ll be the first major event at E3, when it kicks off at June 14 in LA.
Nintendo also outlined the rest of their E3 strategy for this year- on the whole, it appears to be a repeat of the very successful way they handled E3 last year. On June 16, at 9am PT (so their usual time), they will be broadcasting their ‘Digital Event,’ same as last year. The Treehouse broadcasts that made Nintendo such a hit last year will be returning, and finally, Nintendo will be partnering up with Best Buy again to let customers play a highly anticipated upcoming title- in this case, Mario Maker.
Can Nintendo pull off an E3 win again this year? Stay tuned to GamingBolt to find out.