If you’ve been a dedicated Nintendo fan for the last few years or so, you probably know of Club Nintendo. Designed as a way to reward Nintendo fans with virtual points for registering the various games they own, it ended up being used to give away everything from early games consoles to figurines to video game soundtracks to Nintendo’s more supportive fans.
Unfortunately, there’s bad news on the horizon. Namely, Club Nintendo is shutting down.
Here are some important dates to consider in regards to that:
20th of January 2015: All Nintendo games bought after this date are not eligible for registering with Club Nintendo. So in other words, anything you bought today or in the future, earns you no Club Nintendo points/stars.
31st of March 2015: The final day you can register with Club Nintendo, earn coins or register products with the service.
June 1st 2015: All unused coins are deleted.
30th of June 2015: You cannot access your account or spend coins after this date. On 11:59 PT, the service will close down for good and all remaining unspent coins are lost forever.
There is a bit of good news, namely that Elite status is still being kept until March 31st 2015, and that anyone with said status can download a free 3DS or Wii U game in the following week. Also, Nintendo have at least announced that a whole bunch of really cool gifts and games will be added to the service before its closure, as a way for members to get rid of the last few coins they have lying around without wasting them.
This also applies to the European Club Nintendo, as well as those for other regions. There will be a replacement service announced at one point, but the coins gained on Club Nintendo do not carry over to said new service.
So yeah, just an important announcement. What are your thoughts on Club Nintendo’s shut down?
And putting the files on an SD card that you then use with the system you want made region free. It also lets you bypass mandatory firmware updates too, which is a nice thing to have if you just want to play your new 3DS games right away rather than waste time with Nintendo’s silly hardware updates. Or keep your hacks going despite playing the latest 3DS titles.
We’ve been working on revamping the site as part of its merge with Talk Nintendo (as a way to become a singular Nintendo website that has both articles and forums).
So we haven’t really had a lot of time to post the news. We do however have one interesting thing:
We now have a 3DS capture card. Still working out how to get the music from it, given that our sound recording cable thing has seemingly stopped working for whatever reason, but yeah, now we can get direct video footage and screenshots of 3DS titles. Got any requests for games? Go ahead and post them. Just keep in mind that we do plan to record Majora’s Mask 3D, so you don’t need to bring up that one (nor Mario Kart or Smash Bros for the same reasons.
As you can see, it covers 3DS and Wii U games coming out in Autumn 2015 (like that’s a surprise) and is big enough that every region in the world is getting its own version of the presentation. We also hear rumours that a Wario Land 3D game is being announced at the presentation, but we cannot confirm that in the slightest.
So yes, thoughts on the announcement? Excited for a new Nintendo Direct?
Apparently, he hates characters like Rosalina enough that he bought all the Amiibos of them he could find in order to stop other people getting to own them. Which is pretty sleazy if you ask me.
But hey, let’s see how long this stupidity will actually last for. I mean, he’s already given Nintendo the money, right? So it’s basically said he supports the character he hates by buying their Amiibos in bulk without thinking about the consequences. And when Nintendo just decides to reprint the ‘immensely popular and successful’ ones again (maybe in response to this video)…
This ‘Mariotehplumber’ has lost thousands of dollars on Nintendo figurines. Guess he didn’t think it through, eh?
Live in Brazil and like Nintendo? Want to support them by buying their consoles and games?
Well unfortunately, that won’t be possible any longer. As of this point forward, Nintendo will not be distributing any games or consoles in the country going forward.
It’s not clear what will happen with the eShop (will that be shut down for Brazilian users as well?), but as of now, no Nintendo products will be available to buy in Brazilian shops. This is because of issues with taxes and challenges that make it financially unviable for Nintendo to continue supporting the market (as stated by Bill van Zyll of Nintendo’s Latin America operations).
So yeah. Does anyone here live in Brazil and buy Nintendo games? If so, what do you think of their recent decision to stop supporting the Brazilian market and games industry?
Will the same pattern continue to other regions in which Nintendo isn’t doing so well, like parts of Europe?
Mentioned only in an email sent to select Club Nintendo owners, Nintendo is distributing a special ambassador edition of the New Nintendo 3DS on the service until January 12th.
This special edition 3DS will come with the system (a few months or so before it gets officially released in Europe), special ambassador edition cover plates, another set based on Super Smash Bros and a charging cable. What’s more, it’s supposedly very rare indeed, with the number of consoles limited drastically and the bundle not being made available via any other means.
Here are a few pictures of the deal:
Want to see more, like the email ambassadors were sent about the offer? If so, click the link below and keep reading!
The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D has just had a limited edition bundle announced, and it looks amazing. Why?
Well, see a load of this truly amazing Skull Kid figurine, which is included alongside the game in the packaging! By god does it look absolutely amazing:
Add a box that absolutely any Zelda fan should be proud to have on display on their shelf, and you have perhaps the most impressive limited edition of a Nintendo game in a while now. Here’s a picture or two of the actual box:
Pre orders are now open on Gamestop and Amazon. Well, they’re open if you buy the walkthrough with the game, since the bundle on its own has sold out in just a few hours! Either way, at a mere $49.99, this is a great deal for any Nintendo or Legend of Zelda fan, and we’d advise you to try and buy it whenever it becomes available.
What do you think of the awesome new limited edition version of Majora’s Mask 3D and the included Skull Kid figurine?