The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived — and by that, I mean Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aimé in a montage. But besides that, Nintendo gave fans a short teaser of what they would be showing at this year’s E3 convention in Los Angeles, California.
Amongst the antics, Nintendo revealed one surprising statement in that they would be bringing back the Nintendo World Championships from 1990. Back then, the gaming giant toured 29 cities across the United States, allowing fans to participate in numerous competitions involving classic Nintendo titles such as Tetris and Super Mario Bros. This was a direct inspiration for the Nintendo World Championships Remix in 2014’s NES Remix 2 for the Wii U. Reggie stated in an official press release, “I’m especially eager to bring back the Nintendo World Championships and to crown the 2015 Nintendo World Champion.”
Nintendo also revealed their schedule for the gaming conference with the Nintendo World Championship set to kick off events on June 14. Then, their main announcements will occur in the Nintendo Digital Event on June 16 at 9am PST. This specific event is known for some big news in the past, including last year’s Zelda Wii U teaser. Nintendo will follow this presentation with its usual Treehouse livestream to close out E3.
Similar to last year with Super Smash Bros., fans who can not attend can still get a piece of the action by heading to their participating Best Buy location to get their hands on Mario Maker between June 17-20. Mario Maker gives creative players the chance to create their very own levels using the Wii U GamePad, and is scheduled for release in September 2015.
It certainly may be an event to remember, with Nintendo hyping up their fans to see what lies in store for the upcoming year. Many were disappointed at the announcement that the Wii U’s flagship Legend of Zelda game was set to be delayed from its initial early 2015 release, but hopefully Nintendo can boost morale at this year’s E3 and show us some great stuff.