Nintendo World Championships return for 2017 – in America
Nintendo has announced their Nintendo World Championships series of tournaments and events will be returning later this year. After the success of the events leading up to, and at E3 2015, Nintendo has seen fit to do it all again.
But unless you’re in the US or Canada you’re not going to be able to get in. Qualifying events will be held at select Best Buy stores in the US in eight locations on August 19th. Players will play Mario Kart 7 (yeah we’re not sure why either) to qualify for the main event in October.
Starting on Aug. 19, select Best Buy stores around the country will host qualifying events in eight locations around the country. Players will be divided into two groups based on their age, and both groups will play Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The first age group, 12 and Younger, will play as Mario on the Nintendo DS “Luigi’s Mansion” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The second age group, 13 and Older, will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance “Bowser Castle 1” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The player with the best Time Trial entry in each age group at the end of the two-day event at each location will qualify for the Nintendo World Championships 2017!
The trailer is nice though.