Looks like Nintendo is finally ready to pull the plug on their online services for Wii and Nintendo DS games. This includes Wii games played using Wii U’s Wii mode and Nintendo DS games on Nintendo 3DS. Online functionality for these games will end on May 20, 2014, just ten days before the launch of Mario Kart 8.
Here is a list of services that will be shutdown:
- Online play and matchmaking
- Leaderboards and tournament data
- Sharing of user generated content (ghost data, user created levels)
- User exchange of in-game items or characters (Global Trade Station)
- Free add-on content or downloads (new levels, in-game items, Mystery Gifts)
The Wii and DSi shops will still be open, as well as any on-demand video services.
Here’s a full list of Nintendo games that will be affected by this discontinuation of service:
- 100 Classic Books
- Animal Crossing: Wild World
- Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
- Clubhouse Games
- Custom Robo Arena
- Diddy Kong Racing DS
- Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
- Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
- Fossil Fighters: Champions
- Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Mario Kart DS
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
- Metroid Prime Hunters
- Personal Trainer: Walking
- Picross 3D
- Picross DS
- Planet Puzzle League
- Pokémon Black Version
- Pokémon Black Version 2
- Pokémon Diamond Version
- Pokémon HeartGold Version
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
- Pokémon Pearl Version
- Pokémon Platinum Version
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
- Pokémon SoulSilver Version
- Pokémon White Version
- Pokémon White Version 2
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
- Professor Layton and the Last Specter
- Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
- Star Fox Command
- Style Savvy
- Tenchu: Dark Secret
- Tetris DS
- WarioWare DIY
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
- Metal Torrent
- Number Battle
- Animal Crossing: City Life
- Battalion Wars 2
- Endless Ocean
- Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
- Excitebots: Trick Racing
- Fortune Street
- Mario Kart Wii
- Mario Sports Mix
- Mario Strikers Charged
- Pokémon Battle Revolution
- Samurai Warriors 3
- Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
- Super Smash Brothers Brawl
- Wii Music
- Dr. Mario Online RX
- Excitebike: World Rally
- Maboshi’s Arcade
- My Pokémon Ranch
- WarioWare DIY
- Wii Speak
- Wii Speak Channel
Check out Nintendo’s website for more info on the discontinuation of their Wi-Fi services.
Those of you still looking for a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles can get a brand new copy at videogamesplus.ca for $69.99. It’s hard to say how long they will be in stock, so it would be best to grab your copy now.
Nintendo has halted production on their revolutionary Wii console. This news was posted on the Nintendo of Japan website and comes about a year after Nintendo released their next-gen console, the Wii U.
The Wii has brought with it many memories and motion-controlled gaming. Was it a fad? For most people, probably, but for a lot of gamers, the Wii’s unique library of games is enough to keep us coming back for years. Actually, there are still about 15 – 20 games that I want to add to my personal library.
Source via Polygon via Kotaku
Another month brings a different lineup of featured game rewards over at Club Nintendo. This month, as is the usual, two games are available for the Wii/Wii U and Nintendo DSi/3DS systems. Those yearning for racing or adventure will find Super Mario Kart on the Wii and The Legend of Zelda on the 3DS Virtual Console. There’s even something here for those that like to play card games. Here is a list of this month’s featured games:
On November 1st, 2013, two new Mario-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers will be released. These new Wii Remote Plus controllers will come in Mario red and Luigi green, both sporting logos for their respective Mario Bro. While each controller will retail for $39.99, no matching Nunchuck was announced.
You’ve found this page because you’re ready to transfer your Wii’s data to your brand new, sexy Wii U console. Before you get started, there are a few notes you should take into consideration first. These details come directly from Nintendo Support
- Once your WiiWare and Virtual Console games are transferred over to your Wii U, they are are not retrievable, meaning you will no longer be able to play them on your Wii and you can’t transfer that data back.
- Wii U to Wii U transfers aren’t supported at the moment, so you will not be able to buy a Wii U Basic Set then transfer your data to an upgraded Wii U Deluxe Set.
- Make sure you transfer your data from the Wii to Wii U before trading, or selling your Wii console. That data cannot be retrieved by Nintendo.
- You must have your Wii and Wii U console available to do the transfer.
Nintendo has announced a price drop for three of its best-selling Wii games. The three games that will be receiving a price cut are Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort. Starting today, all three games will be available at the suggested retail price of $29.99.
Source: Nintendo PR
Ubisoft has announced Just Dance Kids 2014 for release on the Wii U and Wii. The game will include new tracks from Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, One Direction, as well as Kids TV shows such as The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba!, plus moves designed specifically for kids.
Just Dance Kids 2014 will be available on Wii U and Wii on October 22, 2013.
GameStop is now offering pre-owned copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy and Xenoblade Chronicles for sale. Both Wii games are considered to be fairly rare amongst collectors, but both are also considered to be quite valuable. While you can buy a copy of either game – at the moment anyway – GameStop is charging over $80 each, considerably higher than the $49.99 price tag the original releases demanded. Metroid Prime Trilogy is priced at $84.99 and Xenoblade Chronicles sits at $89.99.
Does anybody own either title? If not, do you plan to buy one from GameStop?
Madworld is the first video game developed by Platinum Games. It also happens to be one of the most violent games on the Wii. Platinum Games hasn’t released a video game on a Nintendo console since 2009, but that changes this year with the release of The Wonderful 101 on September 15.
New featured game rewards – for the month of August 2013 – are now available over at Club Nintendo. There is a nice variety available this month including two Wii Virtual Console games, a 3DS Virtual Console game, and a DSiWare game.
Mario Golf (GBC) – Nintendo 3DS – 150 Coins
Brain Age Express: Sudoku – 3DS/DSi – 150 Coins
Wario’s Woods – Wii – 150 Coins
NES Play Action Football – Wii – 150 Coins
If you needed to get your Angry Birds Star Wars fix on a home console – or handheld system – Rovio will be providing one a little later this year. On October 29, 2013, you can venture out to purchase Angry Birds Star Wars for your Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, or the Wii.