Share: Reminder: Wii Shop closes January 30, 2019

Dear Nintendo fans,

As previously announced, the Wii Shop Channel will close for good on January 30, 2019. The ability to add Wii Points was removed earlier this year, but if you still have any Wii Points that you wish to spend, you must do so before January 30, 2019.

If you have any questions, please see our Q&A.

Please also note that as the Wii Shop Channel closure date approaches, remaining video-on-demand services on Wii will be ending as well.

Thank you for supporting Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.


Your Friends at Nintendo

Just Dance 2019 - Pac-Man by Dancing Bros.

I don't even know what Just Dance is anymore. Ubisoft is just cranking these bad boys out and getting weirder each year. Not saying that's a bad thing, but it's certainly interesting to watch!

Recreating Smash Bros. victory animations in real life

Bboy/Tricker Emcochingoco has put together a super-impressive collection of real-life Smash Bros. victory animations. You need some serious skills to pull these off! If you want to check out the GIF above in video form AND with sound, hit the jump!

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Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Oct. 23rd, 2018

- cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week
- Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Tapu Koko
- Great Challenge Stages are Shiny Charizard, Omastar, Breloom, Piplup (Winking) & Zekrom
- Daily Pokémon are Fan Rotom, Frost Rotom, Heat Rotom, Wash Rotom & Mow Rotom
- One Chance Per Day stage for Jellicent (Female)
- Competitive stage for Mega Pinsir
- Pokémon Safari containing Burmy Trash Cloak, Deerling, Morelull, Venonat, Sawsbuck, Shiinotic, Pikachu (Angry), Venomoth, Wormadam Trash Cloak & Wimpod

Aqua TV - gameplay footage

Want to turn that big screen TV in to a stunning virtual aquarium? Then get Aqua TV - a fully customisable virtual aquarium that lets your Switch do just that!

Build-a-Bear Workshop to release Piplup plush

I think even the most cold-hearted, Pokemon-hating person can admit that this Piplup plush from Build-a-Bear Workshop is insanely cute. I mean, just look at it! How can you say no to that face?! We don't have full details on the launch date for this Piplup plush yet, but we'll certainly bring you that info once it becomes available.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp getting Super Mario Odyssey 'Cappy' hat on Oct. 27th, 2018

Believe it or not, we're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Super Mario Odyssey. Looks like Nintendo wants to celebrate in some unique ways, so they're offering up a free Cappy hat to players of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! All you have to do is log in on Oct. 27th, 2018 to get yours.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Check out the first English press materials for the original Animal Crossing, titled 'Animal Forest'

Animal Crossing didn't hit the states until the GameCube came around. The game we got was a tweaked version of Animal Crossing on the N64, which only saw release in Japan. Back before Nintendo moved Animal Crossing to the GameCube outside of Japan, they were definitely considering releasing the N64 version in English. Above are the first-ever English press materials for the game, which were handed out at Spaceworld. Back then, Nintendo was toying with calling the franchise 'Animal Forest' outside of Japan!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Oct. 23rd, 2018

[Event] The next event is the 7th Fishing Tourney, and it’s now live! (available until October 30th, with trophy pick-up available until October 31st)

[Goals] During the 7th Fishing Tourney, a special set of Timed Goals is available: Jack Challenges (available until October 30th)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Starter Pack heading to Japan

Just like the Super Mario Odyssey Starter Pack, Nintendo is releasing the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Starter Pack in Japan. The Starter Pack, due out on Nov. 9th, 2018, includes a copy of the game alongside the Explorer’s Guide. This Starter Pack is priced at ¥7,538.