Nintendo has announced that it is reviving the Nintendo World Championship this year. Last held 25 years ago, the competition was a head-to-head showdown involving some of the most popular Nintendo games of 1990.
The actual Nintendo World Championship will be held two days before E3 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California; with the qualifying rounds beginning in the US soon. There is no announcement on what kinds of events are taking place, but it would be a crime against humanity if Super Mario Bros is not involved in some way.
Past editions of the Nintendo World Championship gave away ridiculously good prizes for a video game tournament, and these have included cars and 40-inch televisions (these were rare and expensive in 1990) to the winners of each category. However, the prizes may not reach the same heights as before this time around.
Nintendo has not announced any additional details about the World Championship yet, but information about it should be coming soon.
There has been a dramatic change in Nintendo’s strategy of late, this E3 announcement is only one of the many pieces of news that indicate a new direction for the company. It looks like a nice change of pace for the struggling game maker, especially if they hurry up and remove those region locks like they have been talking about.