Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition aims for the top this July

A few days ago, a mysterious game called Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition showed up on the website of the ESRB (the North American age rating agency). And today, Nintendo officially announced the game, revealing that it will launch on July 18th worldwide (just in time for the 41st Anniversary of the Family Computer, on July 15th!).

Here’s the reveal trailer:

Similar to the NES Remix games, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition features over 150 challenges based on various Nintendo Entertainment System / Family Computer games. Here’s the 13 games featured:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Metroid
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Here’s footage of some of the challenges found in the game:

And here’s some more details and footage:

Paying tribute to the unforgettable in-person Nintendo World Championships held in 1990, 2015 and 2017, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition challenges players to battle through bite-sized bits of classic blockbusters. Both old-school and new-school players can enjoy the rush of over 150 speedrun challenges taken from 13 classic NES games. Warm up by setting and beating your own best times in the single-player Speedrun Mode – unlocking new challenges and unique in-game pins along the way – then up to 8 players* can compete locally in Party Mode. Nintendo Switch Online members** can also enter World Championships Mode to submit their best times in five challenges that rotate each week and compete for a spot on the global leaderboard.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition will be available in three editions:

  • Digital: 29.99€ / $29.99 / 3,800 Yen
  • Retail (Japan-only): 3,828 Yen
  • Deluxe set: 59.99€ / $59.99 / 9,878 Yen

The Deluxe Set includes the following:

  • physical version of the game
  • a set of 5 collectible pins
  • 13 art cards commemorating each of the featured NES classics
  • a replica of the fabled gold-colored NES Game Pak (for display only, stand included) to commemorate the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships event
  • two NES controllers (Japan-only)

For more details about the game, make sure to also check out the following post:

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (Switch) comes out on July 18th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo PR (08/05/2024)


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