Game Informer have a good hefty interview with the producer of the Nintendo World Championships 2015, Erik Peterson, and it’s pretty awesome. We get a first look at the very shiny trophy with a very gold Mario statue, and some interesting details and teases about the championships which are taking place tomorrow. He tells us why they chose NES Remix, teases some secret games and guests and even talks about The Wizard a little bit. Read the full interview at Game Informer’s website, or take a look at a snippet below:
“Why NES Remix? Why not break out the original consoles and cartridges?
Ultimate NES Remix on Nintendo 3DS was only used for our qualifying rounds at select Best Buy stores around the country. It was a fun nod to the original 1990 tournament, since we were using the game’s World Championship mode which included some of the games used in the original competition.
On June 14, The Nintendo World Championships will use eight different games, including Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda. Although we’ve already revealed these two games, we see the element of surprise as being important – we want to truly test the competitors’ skills by forcing them to adapt to the challenges we throw at them.
What does the winner receive? Will there be a crown similar to the robe that was awarded to the recent 3DS Super Smash Bros. champion?
We’ve been keeping this a secret until now, but maybe this is a good time to reveal it. The winner will receive a trophy featuring a large gold-plated sculpture of Mario. A one of a kind event like the Nintendo World Championships deserves a one of a kind award, and we’re really pleased with how this turned out.”