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Wii U eShop

At the start of next year, credit cards will no longer be supported on the 3DS and Wii U eShops – at least in Japan. Nintendo just announced that this aspect of the service will be discontinued on January 18, 2022. Other prepaid IC cards will be impacted as well.

All other aspects of the 3DS and Wii U eShops will remain functional. System owners can still buy games, download already-purchased titles, and more. Payment can be done through other means like Nintendo’s official eShop cards and by linking a Nintendo Network ID to a Nintendo Account on Switch and having a shared balance across devices. Nintendo’s website also supports credit cards.

Nintendo has not yet said if there will be any changes to credit cards in other territories.



It looks like Metroid: Samus Returns is not the only Metroid game that is getting a boost in sales from the recently announced Metroid Dread. The Wii U Virtual Console is also seeing its own Metroid boom, as Metroid: Zero Mission sits at number 1 on the best sellers list and Metroid Fusion ranks at number 2. Even Metroid Prime: Trilogy is coming in at number 4 on that list of best sellers.

(Images obtained from @pigs4ben and GameXplain)

This is no doubt due to the hype behind Metroid Dread being announced at E3 2021, and it shows a trend with the Metroid: Samus Returns rising in the sales charts on 3DS. We’ll see if the trend continues leading up to Metroid Dread’s October 8 release. 

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has added to its upcoming maintenance schedule. There’s still a session involving all of the eShops, but now Switch update data, Switch Parental Controls, and the Switch Online app will be impacted as well.

Here’s the full schedule currently:

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo has scheduled in some maintenance for later in the month. Switch, 3DS, and Wii U will all be impacted – specifically the eShops.

Here’s the full schedule currently:

SturmFront: The Mutant War: Übel Edition

Following its release on Switch, Red Art Games has announced that SturmFront: The Mutant War: Übel Edition is heading to Switch. A release date will be shared later this month. Pricing is set at $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99.

That’s not all for SturmFront: The Mutant War: Übel Edition. Also revealed today is a physical version for Switch, which will be distributed by Red Art Games. It’s up for pre-order here.

The physical version of SturmFront: The Mutant War: Übel Edition costs €29.99. 2,900 copies will be made in total.

Source: Red Art Games PR

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo has a little bit of maintenance planned to kick off next week. All eShops will be impacted for an hour – Switch, Wii U, and 3DS.

Here’s the full schedule as things stand now:

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo has scheduled a bit of maintenance for early next week. All eShops will be impacted – Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.

Here’s the full schedule:

Bravely Default II

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Bravely Default II – $59.99 (available February 26)
Code: Realize – Wintertide Miracles – $39.99
Harvest Moon: One World – $49.99 (available March 2)
Hellpoint – $34.99
Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 – $39.99 (available March 2)

Nintendo has quite a bit of maintenance scheduled, though all upcoming sessions will be complete towards the start of next week. All of the Big N’s platforms will be impacted.

Here’s the full schedule:

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