Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Hits Switch with New Challenges

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Hits Switch with New Challenges

Nintendo is bringing back the spirit of the Nintendo World Championships with a new game for the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition. Scheduled for release on July 18, this game will incorporate over 150 speedrun challenges across 13 classic NES titles. Gamers can compete for high scores in various modes, including a single-player Speedrun Mode, a local Party Mode for up to eight players, and an online World Championships Mode where Nintendo Switch Online members can submit their times to weekly rotating challenges for global leaderboard rankings.

The Deluxe Set of the game includes a physical copy, collectible pins, 13 art cards representing each NES game featured, and a replica of the gold-colored NES Game Pak that commemorates the original 1990 event. This set is available exclusively on the My Nintendo store. In addition to the Deluxe Set, the digital version will be offered as a budget release priced at $29.99, while the Deluxe Set will be available for $59.99. Pre-orders are open at various retailers, including Best Buy, GameStop, and Target.

This release marks the latest iteration of the Nintendo World Championships, following previous events held in 1990, 2015, and 2017. The game aims to capture the competitive essence of these events, enabling players to compete from the comfort of their own homes. For those seeking an authentic experience, NES-style controllers compatible with the Switch are available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.


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