The Third Nintendo World Championships Will Be Held In October

Nintendo Bringing Back The World Championships In October

Nintendo has released a new update patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch console.

Mario Kart 7 used as qualifying video game.

One of the most robust new features in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the addition of a revamped Battle mode that can be played both locally and online*. Qualifiers will be held throughout August and September at Best Buy stores in a range of major North American cities - check out the schedule and register to compete on the Nintendo World Championships website.

As for the second group which starts from 13 years and up, they will play as Bower on the Bower Castle 1 game course.

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Outside of the qualifying race, gamers who attend the event can play Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS.

It looks like Nintendo intends to make its World Championships event a regular affair, having previously hosted just two - one in 1990 and another for the 25th anniversary in 2015. Not a company known for its strong support of the competitive gaming community, however, Nintendo has now confirmed that it will be revisiting The Nintendo World Championships later this October - much to the delight of eligible fans residing in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). Younger players will be restricted to Mario, while the older players will be racing as Bowser.

While it's not a massive update, it's comforting to know that Nintendo is working towards making the game a more enjoyable experience all the same.

If you'd like more details on the competition as well as the schedule, you can check that out at Nintendo World Championships site here.

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