E3 2015 is a mere month away, and as is the case with each passing year, publishers and developers are gearing up for a crucial series of events that will help give gamers an indication of where the industry is heading in the next 6 to 12 months. Trust Nintendo, then, to undercut all of the super serious hyperbole with a rather brilliant video detailing its own plans for the annual convention, which will kick off with the Nintendo World Championships.
Dormant since 1990, the NWC existed as a huge tournament that invited players from the four corners of the industry to compete on the biggest stage. Now, they’re making a comeback. In order to be in with a chance of participating, The Big N has confirmed that it plans to host qualifying rounds across a string of Best Buy stores in major cities, with the opportunity of going to the Nokia Theater acting as the golden ticket.
On May 30, select Best Buy locations in major cities around the country will host qualifying tournaments for the Nintendo World Championships, which were last seen in 1990. The winners from each regional event, plus competitors invited by Nintendo, will meet on June 14, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition. In the end, one player will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend the tournament, while others can watch online. More details about the qualifying tournaments will be shared in the coming weeks.
The Nintendo World Championships will be held on Sunday, June 14, before the Japanese giant will host its own pre-recorded Digital Event on June 16. This just so happens to clash with the Square Enix press conference, so we’re hoping you have the ability to live stream both. If not, don’t worry, we’ll have all the information for you on We Got This Covered.
Similarly to last year, Nintendo will then host a series of livestreams through the Treehouse, showcasing unreleased games complimented with commentary from developers. The atypical event went down overly well last year, and we’re excited to hear The Big N has even bigger plans this time around.
Nintendo will kick E3 off earlier with the Championships on Sunday June, 14, before getting down to business two days later on June 16 at 9am PDT. Stay tuned to We Got This Covered over the coming days as the company gears up for the year’s biggest event.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got to start our training regime with Reggie. Those GameCubes won’t lift themselves.