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Nintendo Badge Arcade to add final set of new badges in Japan on May 26

Posted on May 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News

In one major way, Nintendo Badge Arcade is coming to an end in Japan. It’s been announced that the final set of new badges will be added to the 3DS app on May 26.

Badges are still being added to the North American and European versions. Nintendo has yet to say anything on the record, but new content will likely cease overseas in due time as well.


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  • JasonBall

    Oh nooooo! I love this bunny, I play every day an have even paid twenty bucks over time to collect badges! So sad its ending, hopefully he’ll still say cute stuff every week and have old catchers cycle through.

    • Jimmy Boy

      likely going to be seen on the Switch soon, so don’t despair, Nintendo won’t let this kind of thing really die, and Switch could use some customization, BIG TIME!!

  • TheGoomba

    I hope they let you just buy the badges in sets.

  • Reggie

    I never downloaded this, never had any intention to and don’t really care for the badges, but I’ve grown so accustomed to seeing this that I’m actually going to miss it. Maybe it’s the bunny, I’ll be sad to see him go.

  • キロ

    That extortionist bunny is going to be out of work!

  • FinalArcadia

    Aww, this makes me sad since I look forward to getting on Badge Arcade every day and waiting for new badge catchers! Guess we’ve still got some time outside of Japan, but it is sad to know the end of new badges is not too far away.

    I wish Nintendo would make more use of Arcade Bunny either way, he’s very memorable and I wouldn’t mind him becoming a mascot of sorts.

    • Reggie

      Agreed. I guess he could always show up in another application game, maybe something for the Switch.

    • R.Z.

      Arcade bunny in Smash !

  • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

    good i’m glad this bunny is going away… a sign that the end for the 3ds is near

    • Joe

      Don’t celebrate. The Switch will be abandoned in due time as well.

      • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

        Switch is not going anywhere….

    • Gamingfan

      Good because its time for a new handheld. Nintendo wont only sell a $299 switch.

      • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

        you do know prices come down over time right?
        Switch today is $299 Switch tomorrow will be $250

        lets say if Nintendo did put out a new handheld much more powerful then 3DS for $200 within a year or two from now. by that time you will probably see Switch priced at around $275 or $250

        why would anyone buy the $200 handheld when they could just spend the extra $50 or $75 and get a more powerful system that’s both a handheld and console, the Switch….

        • Gamingfan

          They will release another model which is smaller for children and cheaper.

          • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

            ya if they do it’s still a Switch…. it would run the same games… not a new whole system like you were implying….

        • Gamingfan

          Plus the joy cons are terrible for children. They’d lose them so easily.

          • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

            you do not give kids enough credit

          • R.Z.

            Or worse, swallow them !

        • Jimmy Boy

          except they no longer have a handheld division of the company, Iwata merged them back in 2013:

          Switch is likely going to do what they’re claiming it’s not supposed to do- replace BOTH Wii U AND 3DS.

          • ibo✿✿AKA✿✿SleepyAbra༼凸 ◉_◔༽凸

            yup… for some reason many people missed this when the news first broke…. people are just dumb… they can not put 2 and 2 together :v

            2 + 2 = 5

  • But I liked seeing the badge updates that no one would comment on though D:
    Fur real tho, I only spent 5 dollars in that game and I have over 100 different badges though. They better let me keep my stuff.

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  • Carlos

    I’m hoping the badges end up carrying over to the Switch. It’s sad to see this ending. I’ve spent so much more money on this app than I should have.

  • Stuart

    That freaking bunny stole so much money and personal information from me…lol

    Sad to see it go,I’ll be weird to not login daily to get my badges. I hope Nintendo uses the bunny again, in all honestly it’s a really funny character.

  • Jimmy Boy

    Wait, wait, wait, wait. The 3DS is supposed to have this “long life” ahead of it that fans interpreted as lasting another decade, but this is yet the next thing ending on the 3DS (Fire Emblem recently announced this will be their final main series game), so if this thing is really supposed to last the entire time of Switch, why are they shutting down franchises and services? Seems like they’re phasing it out bit by bit despite their claim it’s supposed to last alongside Switch…

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