Nintendo World Championships Return in Nintendo E3 2015 Preview

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Nintendo today launched the promotional video for their E3 2015 events. While we may not get a return of Mega64 or the great Reggie Fils-a-mech this year, we do get the real flesh-and-blood Reggie taking his hype to a whole new level. While he’s benching hundreds of pounds in old NES carts, let’s talk about what was announced.

The Nintendo World Championship, a gaming event not heard from since 1990, is ending its 25-year absence this year. The event will be seeing a great revival on June 14th in Los Angeles, California. More details on the event have yet to be announced, but will most likely be revealed in the coming weeks.

Nintendo will once again be foregoing the traditional physical E3 presence, replacing a keynote with another Nintendo Digital Event. This year’s broadcast will air on June 16th at 9 AM, Pacific Time. This is not, of course, to say that Nintendo will not have any physical presence on the E3 show floor at all. The company will once again be hosting the Nintendo Treehouse Live event from the show floor throughout E3, where they will be sure to show off an impressive array of new content.

One last new tradition Nintendo seems to have grown to love (as the rest of us have) is providing playable demos of their games at Best Buy stores. This year, Mario Maker will be playable at over 120 Best Buy locations across the country. The game can be played from 4-9 PM on Wednesday, June 17th, and noon-5 PM on Saturday, June 20th. Check out the video below for all the fun.


So tell us: what are you looking forward to from Nintendo’s Digital Event this year? What do you want the return of the Nintendo World Championship to hold? Will they have power gloves? I hope they have power gloves. Let us know in the comments below!

Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.

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