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Nintendo World Championships to Return in 2017

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Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo World Championships will return in 2017.

The competition, which last took place in 2015, will happen on October 7 in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Starting on August 19, eight select Best Buy stores across the country will host qualifying events. Players will be divided into two groups based on their age, which will both play Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS.

The first age group, for kids ages 12 and younger, will play as Mario on the Nintendo DS “Luigi’s Mansion” course using the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. The second age group, for those ages 13 and older, will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance “Bowser Castle 1” course using the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The players with the best Time Trial entry in each of these two age groups at each location will qualify for the event.

According to Nintendo of America Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser:

[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“The format of the Nintendo World Championships means that anyone has a chance to become the winner. Audiences are hungry to watch competitive video games in action, and many of our most classic games, both old and new, are well-suited to competition by players of all ages.”[/testimonials]

You can view the reveal trailer here:

Nintendo World Championships 2017 – Reveal Trailer

All would-be entrants can learn more here.

[infobox style=’success’ static=’1′]Source: Press Release[/infobox]

Casey Scheld

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