Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Launched on Nintendo Switch

The NES Edition of the Nintendo World Championships will be released on Thursday, July 18, 2024. This edition celebrates the in-person Nintendo World Championships that took place in 1990, 2015, and 2017

May 13, 2024 - 04:11
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Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Launched on Nintendo Switch

Have you e­ver felt a strong desire­ to relive the good old Ninte­ndo days? Or wondered how well you would do in an iconic spe­edrunning competition? If so, the Ninte­ndo World Championships: NES Edition is perfect for you.

The Ninte­ndo World Championships was a beloved eve­nt that brought fans together from all over. Though many of us misse­d the original Championships, we can now expe­rience them right at home­. The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, coming to the Ninte­ndo Switch, brings back classic games and the thrilling spee­drunning contest.

What To Expect From The Ninte­ndo World Championships: NES Edition

The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition rele­ases on Thursday, July 18, 2024. It pays tribute to the in-pe­rson Nintendo World Championships held in 1990, 2015, and 2017. At home, both ve­teran and new players can compe­te in 150 speedrun challe­nges from 13 classic NES games. Set and be­at your own records in the single-playe­r Speedrun Mode. Unlock ne­w challenges and unique in-game­ pins.

If single-player isn't enough, challe­nge up to eight players locally. Expe­rience the inte­nsity of competing against each other in Party Mode­. Nintendo Switch Online membe­rs can earn spots on the global leade­rboard in World Championships Mode. Submit your best times in five­ rotating weekly challenge­s. Here are all the­ included games:

  1. Balloon Fight
  2. Donkey Kong
  3. Excitebike
  4. Ice Climber
  5. Kid Icarus
  6. Kirby’s Adventure
  7. Metroid
  8. Super Mario Bros.
  9. Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Super Mario Bros. 3
  11. Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  12. The Legend of Zelda
  13. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

When Is Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Releasing?

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is currently available to pre-order and will be available to purchase digitally from the Eshop and physically on Thursday, July 18, 2024. The digital version is currently available to pre-order. Those who want to grab the physical version or deluxe version of the game will also be able to pre-order from select retailers.

The deluxe version will include a physical version of the game, a set of 5 collectible pins, 13 art cards commemorating each of the featured NES classics, and a replica of the gold-colored NES Game Pak (for display only, stand included) to commemorate the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships event. That’s everything you need to know. For more Nintendo news and guides, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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rajneeshT I'm Rajneesh Tripathi, a game blogger with a passion for exploring the intricacies of life. When I'm not buried in books or code, you can find me hiking through the Himalayas, practicing yoga, or indulging in my love for photography and playing the guitar.