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Nintendo shop maintenance set for Monday

eshop_l Posted 1 month ago
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All of Nintendo’s digital store offerings will be down for a few hours of maintenance on Monday. That includes the Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop. This is taking place between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET / 1 PM PT and 5 PM PT.

Also, for what it’s worth, various game maintenance will be taking place on Monday as well. Here’s the full information on that:

From Monday, July 27, 2015 3:00 PM
– Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Animal Crossing™ Plaza
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Art of Balance
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Darts Up
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Dr. Luigi
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Puddle
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Spy Chameleon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Trine Enchanted Edition
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Wooden Sen’SeY
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Zen Pinball™ 2
Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Jump Trials Supreme
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Mario Golf™: World Tour
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles 3
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for STORY OF SEASONS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL

From Monday, July 27, 2015 2:00 PM
– Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Fractured Soul
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Harvest Moon 3D:The Tale of Two Towns
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Kid Icarus: Uprising
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D EDITION
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for THE “DENPA” MEN 2 : Beyond the Waves

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Update: Game maintenance, no shop maintenance – Nintendo shop maintenance on Monday

Posted 4 months ago
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Update 2 (4/18): I’m not sure what happened, but Nintendo is no longer planning shop maintenance. However, we do have the following game maintenance to add:

From Monday, April 20, 2015 3:30 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.
Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Pikmin™ 3
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for The Amazing Spider-Man™ Ultimate Edition
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition
Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for AiRace Speed
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for AiRace Xeno
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Angry Birds™ Star Wars®
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Bird Mania Christmas 3D
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Chain Blaster
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cube Tactics
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cut the Rope
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cut the Rope®: Triple Treat
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Disney Magical World
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Mario and Donkey Kong™: Minis on the Move
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Yumi’s Odd Odyssey™
From Monday, April 20, 2015 2:00 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.
Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for CHARIOT
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Frenchy Bird


Update: It’s not as notable, but there will be maintenance for various games as well.

From Monday, April 20, 2015 4:00 PM
– Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM Pacific Time
During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Art of Balance
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Darts Up
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Dr. Luigi
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Spy Chameleon
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Wooden Sen’SeY
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Zen Pinball™ 2

Nintendo 3DS
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
– Online Play, Rankings, etc. for STORY OF SEASONS


Nintendo’s digital shops will be down for a few hours on Monday, April 20 while maintenance takes place. This will be happening between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET (1 PM PT and 5 PM PT). The maintenance period will affect the Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop.

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More Nintendo shop maintenance planned for Monday

Posted 5 months ago
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Nintendo is gearing up for another round of shop maintenance next week. The Wii U and 3DS eShops, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop will be down on Monday between 4 PM ET and 8 PM ET (1 PM PT and 5 PM PT).

In slightly less important news, the Wii U and 3DS Image Share service will be down tonight between 12 AM ET and 3 AM ET (9 PM PT and 12 AM PT).

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King devs on the game’s origins

Posted 6 months ago
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King was one of the notable titles to have been released on the Wii Shop Channel as a WiiWare download. Siliconera now has an interview with developers Fumi Shiraishi and James Margaris, who discussed the game’s origins. Here’s what the two shared:

Fumi Shiraishi, Co-founder of Dark Roast Entertainment: My Life as a King started with trying to come up with a cool game that would still work within the downloadable size limit. I think we’ve seen RPGs before that had elements of city and hero management, especially Romancing Saga 2, so thinking about how to make the game work came very naturally to everyone. I remember when I pitched the idea to Tsuchida-san, our producer and creator of Arc the Lad and the Front Mission series. He loved the idea right away, saying he had wanted to work on a game like this also.

A side story is that I was sitting next to Kawazu-san, the creator of Romancing Saga 2, during the launch party for My Life as a King… and I didn’t have the guts to tell Kawazu-san that his game was the original inspiration…

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Club Nintendo Japan updated with new rewards

Posted 7 months ago
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Club Nintendo is coming to an end, including in Japan. Nintendo updated the rewards service for a final time today with another batch of rewards.

Members can obtain a Yoshi case, small Kirby blanket, storage case, and a handful of Virtual Console titles. The lineup of classic titles is as follows:

3DS

Alleyway
Super Mario Land
The Legend of Zelda
Ice Climber
Metroid
The Mysterious Murasame Castle
Trade & Battle: Card Hero
Balloon Fight GB

Wii U

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Mario Pinball Land
Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
F-Zero for Game Boy Advance

Wii

Joy Mech Fight
Kid Icarus
Sutte Hakkun
Super Mario Kart
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
1080 Snowboarding
Sin & Punishment

 

January 2015 downloadable rewards now available on Club Nintendo

club-nintendo-january-2015 Posted 7 months ago
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This month’s digital rewards on Club Nintendo have gone live. Members can choose from the following games:

Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U, 200 coins)
Excitebike (Wii U, 200 coins)
Super Metroid (Wii, 250 coins)
Super Punch-Out!! (Wii, 250 coins)
Super Mario Land (3DS, 150 coins)
Donkey Kong (3DS, 150 coins)
Wario Land 2 (3DS, 200 coins)
The Legend of Zelda (3DS, 200 coins)

You can check out all of this month’s Club Nintendo rewards right here. They’ll be available through June 30.

Thanks to Mr. Johnson for the tip.

 

Curve reflects on Fluidity – creation, Nintendo’s involvement, and more

Posted 7 months ago
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Fluidity was a long time coming for Curve Studios. The company pitched various ideas to Nintendo since its creation in 2005, but it wasn’t until the 2008 Game Developers Conference that the WiiWare project began to take shape.

Curve’s design director Jonathan Biddle told EDGE this month:

“We had this idea for a game about water. We sat down with [Nintendo] and pitched a few things, and we didn’t think they’d liked any of them; they were quite po-faced about it, probably because they’d been sat in a room for a week listening to pitch after pitch.”

Nintendo reached out to Curve a few weeks later and offered to pay the studio to develop an “experiment”. As it turns out, it wasn’t too often that Nintendo accepted pitches.

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