Nintendo World Championships Broadcast on Disney XD

Nintendo World Championships Broadcast Kellie Freeze

Nintendo World Championships BroadcastThe Nintendo World Championships 2015 will be telecast for the first time Wednesday, Sept. 16 (8pm ET/PT) on Disney XD. The hour-long special, with exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews, will feature sixteen of the world’s most skilled and entertaining gamers competing onstage in games from Nintendo’s past, present and future.

In June 2015, Nintendo brought back one of the biggest events in gaming history — the Nintendo World Championships. It has been 25 years since Nintendo first hosted the event, and to mark the occasion they brought together some of the best gamers from North America in a battle for gaming supremacy and claim the title of Nintendo World Champion 2015.

The gamers faced off in a history-spanning series of Nintendo games including Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, Super Metroid, Mario Kart 8, Balloon Fight, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Mario Maker.

This much NES awesomeness makes me want to pull out my Power Glove, and rewatch The Wizard.