Nintendo World Championships 2017 Announced

The Nintendo World Championships is officially returning this year, Nintendo revealed today.

This will be the third Nintendo World Championships, following the original in 1990 and the 2015 event at E3, which included games like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker. This year’s competition will be held in the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York on October 7.

Qualifiers will be held in various Best Buy stores across the United States this month and next, and the challenge is a Mario Kart 7 time trial on the 3DS. There will be two age brackets: competitors aged 12 and younger, and those who are 13 and older.

The younger segment will try for their best time on the Luigi’s Mansion stage. They can only play as Mario and use the standard kart, standard wheels, and the super glider.

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