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Polygon has obtained an official statement from Nintendo regarding the company’s recent announcement to shut down the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May. You can find it in full below.
Just after Nintendo made its Japanese announcement that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will be shutting down in May, its Australian subsidiary followed with the same news.
The closure means that online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards will be unavailable, as well as other features. However, the Wii/DS shops, Internet browsers, YouTube, and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play will remain in tact.
Nintendo has also provided a listing of all Nintendo-published games that will be affected by the Wi-Fi Connection’s closure. They are as follows:
Update: Nintendo of Australia has already followed up with an announcement of its own, confirming that this announcement is for all territories.
Original: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will end for Wii and DS on May 20, Nintendo has announced. Although the news pertains to Japan at the moment, there’s a good chance Nintendo of America/Europe will follow up with confirmations of their own in the coming days.
Many Wii and DS services will still remain in tact despite the shutdown. They are as follows:
Wii (will still be enabled):
Wii Shop Channel
DS (will still be enabled):
US consumers were able to purchase Xenoblade for several months last year before it finally sold out once again. But what about Canada?
As it turns out, Video Games Plus just made an exclusive special purchase rebuild of Xenoblade Chronicles from Nintendo of Canada. Each copy is new and factory sealed.
Video Games Plus has Xenoblade available for purchase here. The price is a bit hefty coming in at $69.99 CAD, though the game has been a bit tougher to find as of late. Video Games Plus ships worldwide, but also ships all US parcels out of Niagara Falls in New York.
Activision is running a competition with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division for the next Skylanders game. Fans are being given the opportunity to choose and name a new hero that will appear in the title – along with a chance to win a $100,000 scholarship.
You’ll find the full details below.
A couple of weeks ago, Stick it to the Man was confirmed for Wii U. We caught up with Zoink founder Klaus Lyngeled following publisher Ripstone’s announcement to find out more about the game. We also asked about WeeWaa, interest in the 3DS, and more.
You’ll find our full interview with Lyngeled after the break.