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Nintendo @ E3 2015 - Digital Event, Mario Maker at Best Buy, Return of Nintendo World Championships


Jonathan Higgins

What an interesting few hours it“s been for Nintendo fans. At about 11 AM ET this morning, Bill Trinen tweeted “nothing lasts for ever” and changed his bio to “Used to work for Nintendo”. Almost the entire Internet bought it, and for a few fleeting minutes before he tweeted this, we“d all thought Bill actually left Nintendo.

 

As it turns out, it was a mistake. Time zones. This should help explain a thing or two, as well as highlight what I“m about to say:

 

 

Like last year, Nintendo will be broadcasting a Digital Event during E3. It“s set to air on Tuesday, June 16th at 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET. Also during E3, “Nintendo Treehouse Live” returns. They“ve promised even more games and developers than last year. Mario Maker will be playable at select Best Buy locations from June 17th through 21st, as well.

 

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But perhaps the biggest piece of news to come out of this “Nintendo E3 hype” is the return of the Nintendo World Championships--not seen since 1990. Here“s more information from the Press Release that you won“t hear in the video above.

 

On May 30, select Best Buy locations in major cities around the country will host qualifying tournaments for the Nintendo World Championships, which were last seen in 1990. The winners from each regional event, plus competitors invited by Nintendo, will meet on June 14, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition. In the end, one player will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend the tournament, while others can watch online. More details about the qualifying tournaments will be shared in the coming weeks.

 

None of these “major cities” have been revealed yet. But as soon as I know, you“ll know. Man, the last time the Nintendo World Championship was a thing, I was a toddler. I“ve grown up hearing about it, of course. I am so stoked for its return!

 

What are you most excited about, from all these E3 plans for Nintendo? Be sure to let us know!

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