Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Club Nintendo Coming To An End

Nintendo recently announced that their long running loyalty program known as Club Nintendo is officially coming to an end. Fear not however as the Big N did confirm plans to replace the program with a new customer loyalty program to be revealed in late 2015. To clarify, customers will still be able to earn coins until the end of March and spend said coins until June 30th when everything fully closes down. Gold/Platinum Rewards will still be issued this year but in April instead of the normal mid year timeframe. The Gold/Platinum Rewards will be in the form of a wide selection of downloadable titles for the Wii U & 3DS. For a full rundown on the closing details of the program, please read the full Nintendo disclosure here. Nintendo will continue to feature a variety of digital (and some physical) rewards beginning in February for members with a stockpile of Club Nintendo coins. As an additional thank you, Nintendo will also be giving a free 3DS download code to all Club Nintendo members for a copy of Flipnote Studio 3D in February. Enjoy!


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Final Club Nintendo Rewards Update

Nintendo has updated their downloadable Club Nintendo rewards for one final time and for the remainder of the service they are offering 8 titles across 3 systems (Wii games can be played on Wii U)The expiration date for this offer is now June 30 and the price is between 150-250 coins for each title. Enjoy!

Super Mario Bros. 2 - Wii U eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Excitebike - Wii U eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Super Metroid - Wii Virtual Console
250 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Super Punch-Out!! - Wii Virtual Console
250 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Super Mario Land 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Donkey Kong - 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Wario Land II - 3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 30)

The Legend of Zelda - 3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 30)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Majora's Mask Gets Release Date, Trailer And Special Console

Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is coming to their popular portable a bit earlier than expected, February 13th to be exact. This is noteworthy because it is also the same day that the "New" Nintendo 3DS XL will be released making mid February pretty nice for Nintendo fans. Nintendo is also releasing a special gold Majora's Mask New 3DS XL but they were all pre-ordered within an hour of the system's announcement. Majora's Mask will see a variety of new enhancements including an improved Bomber's Notebook, a new save point system and full camera control for owners of the New 3DS XL or Circle Pad Pro. Enjoy!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Exploration Trailer

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Secret Lore Of Super Smash Bros.

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Free Mega Man 27th Anniversary Album

Mega Man has recently turned 27 and as usual, the fans have decided to celebrate while Capcom continues to ignore the Blue Bomber. One of the latest projects is an excellent fan album titled Hyacintho Resilience. Unlike most fan albums, this one focuses on many of the less popular and lesser known Mega Man titles including Mega Man ZX, Star Force and the later X titles (X4, X5 & X6). This approach allows Mega Man fans to discover some of the sweet music from the Mega Man titles that were released during the darker period where Mega Man was being exploited by Capcom purely as a quick cash in. Enjoy!