Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

The Nintendo World Championships are officially back from the dead

The Nintendo World Championships are officially back from the dead

Once again partnering with Best Buy, fans will be able to go to participating stores in an attempt to qualify. Not surprising, these locations will be in more major cities such as Miami and Los Angeles. New karts inspired by Splatoon, the ability to hold two items at once, returning items like the item-stealing Boo and jumping Feather, a new Smart Steering control option, and even more awesome features truly make this the definitive version of an already classic game. And the remaining 8 will be chosen by Nintendo.

While this is sure to smoothen out the experience for those who find themselves racing online with others a lot, it's not quite as noticeable as the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's previous update which changed the items that players at the back of the pack would get in order to balance the race out. Those aged 13 and above will race on Bowser Castle 1 as Bowser with the identical cart configurations. Likewise, the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider will be used for the game as well.

The character choice is also locked. Generally, anyone of all ages can join as long as they reside within the USA and most parts of Canada. The best times in each age group will advance to the grand final, to be held at the Manhattan Center in NY on October 7.

Outside of the qualifying race, gamers who attend the event can play Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. They will also get the chance to earn My Nintendo rewards and a My Nintendo pin. The full list of qualifying sites and rules can be found here.

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