Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Brings Retro Speedrunning Glory to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo fans, get ready to test your skills and relive some classic gaming moments with the upcoming Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, which launches on the Nintendo Switch family of systems on July 18. Whether you're aiming for worldwide glory or just some friendly competition in your living room, this game will surely bring back memories and create new ones.

For those who remember the iconic Nintendo World Championships held in 1990, 2015, and 2017, this new edition pays tribute to those unforgettable events. Featuring over 150 speedrun challenges from 13 classic NES games, players can dive into bite-sized bits of blockbusters like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

In the single-player Speedrun Mode, you can set and beat your best times, unlocking new challenges and unique in-game pins. Once you're warmed up, gather up to 8 friends for some local multiplayer action in Party Mode, where you can compete head-to-head for bragging rights.

Nintendo Switch Online members can take the competition globally with World Championships Mode. Submit your best times in five challenges that rotate weekly and compete for a spot on the global leaderboard. It's a chance to etch your name into gaming history!

The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition – Deluxe Set is a must-have for those seeking the ultimate nostalgia trip. This special edition bundle includes 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 fabled gold-coloured NES Game Pak (for display only, stand included) to celebrate the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships event. It's perfect for collectors and for reliving the glory days of gaming.

To complete the retro experience, paid Nintendo Switch Online members can also purchase optional Nintendo Entertainment System controllers, giving you that authentic NES feel as you speedrun your way to glory.

Pre-orders for the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition—Deluxe Set ($79.99 MSRP) and the digital version of the game ($39.99 MSRP) are available at select Canadian retailers. Don't miss your chance to participate in this historic event and show off your gaming skills to the world!

Are you ready to relive the excitement of the Nintendo World Championships? Mark your calendars for July 18, and prepare to speedrun your way to glory!