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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.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Nintendo

Nintendo grabs trademarks for 'Let's Go to the City' and 'Line Attack Heroes'

Nintendo continues on their path of trademark acquisition, this time grabbing two names related to Wii-era games. First up, they've registered 'Let's Go to the City,' which was the European subtitle for what we know as Animal Crossing: City Folk. Nintendo specifically trademarked the English phrase in Japan.

Nintendo also filed to secure a trademark for Line Attack Heroes, which was a Grezzo-developed WiiWare game from all the way back in 2010.

GoNintendo Video - Which Mega Man Game Has The Best Robot Master Battle Theme?

With Mega Man 11 right around the corner, it's the perfect time to look back at how the series made it this far. Let's start by running through the Mega Man Robot Master battle themes, and seeing which one comes out above all the others!

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Choice Provisions interested in returning to the BIT.TRIP series, looking for fan feedback

Runner3 just hit the Switch a couple weeks back, which is the third installment in a series that got its start in the BIT.TRIP franchise. A collection of 6 titles that launched on WiiWare, and eventually other platforms. While the Runner spinoff has had great success, the BIT.TRIP brand hasn't had a new installment in years. Turns out Choice Provisions actually would like to return to the idea, but they aren't sure fans would want it. Her's what Mike Roush of Choice Provisions had to say.

If people want this PLEASE tell us. We have been talking a lot about this internally, and we would love to do this! I would like to bring back that same classic BIT.TRIP art style, but really push some modern effects that we could not really do on the Wii. We would want to modernize the gameplay a bit too, for the modern gamer.

I mean, I definitely would love to see this happen, and I have a feeling others would to. If you are down with the idea, hit up Choice Provisions on social media and let them know!

Thanks to nn64 for the heads up!

Nigoro hints at La-Mulana console release, also open to porting the original to current platforms

While it was a long and winding road, Nigoro eventually got La-Mulana out on WiiWare. Ever since that release, the team has been hard at work on a sequel. La-Mulana 2 isn't too far off from PC release, but could it also come to current-gen platforms like the Switch? In an interview with USGamer, Nigoro had this to say.

"We've developed good relationships with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. We just need to be careful with the timing on console releases where no one's going to get pissed off about it. The game is all made in Unity, so I hope it should be a painless conversion."

The team has also been asked numerous times about bringing the original La-Mulana to current-gen platforms. While nothing official is happening, Nigoro does have interest in the idea.

"The subject of a port has come up several times. If there comes a time when you aren't able to download the game to any current systems, yeah, we definitely want to make sure that we can keep it available. There's nothing at all concrete about bringing it other platforms, but it's something we'll consider doing."

Wii Shop Channel Service Change (official PR)

As of March 26, 2018, it is no longer possible to add points to the Wii Shop Channel using either a credit card or Nintendo Points Card. Any points added before that date can be used to purchase content on the Wii Shop Channel until January 30, 2019. For more information on the closure of the Wii Shop Channel, please visit http://support.nintendo.com/wii/shopnews.

Nintendo UK - Reminder regarding the Wii Shop Channel closure

As previously announced, in 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel on Wii and Wii U, which has been available since December 2006.

In preparation for the closure of the Wii Shop Channel, we would like to remind consumers of the following points:

It will no longer be possible to add Nintendo Points with either a credit card, a Nintendo Points Card or a Nintendo eShop Card after 20:59 UK time on 26th March 2018. If you’d like to purchase Nintendo Points or redeem a Nintendo Points Card or Nintendo eShop Card, please do so before this time.
It will no longer be possible to purchase WiiWare, Virtual Console software and Wii Channels (including free software)* in the Wii Shop from 05:59 UK time on 31st January 2019.

Wii Points addition to be disabled

In preparation for the closure of the Wii Shop on January 30, 2019, we will be removing the ability to add Wii Points with either a credit card or a Wii Points Card on March 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PT). If you’d like to purchase Wii Points, please do so before this functionality is removed. Once you’ve added Wii Points, you can redeem them for Wii Shop content until the Wii Shop closes. For more information on the closure of the Wii Shop, please visit https://support.nintendo.com/wii/shopnews.

Thanks for your support,

Your Friends at Nintendo

HoopWorld delisted from Wii Shop Channel

We're not quite sure of the exact moment HoopWorld was yanked from the Wii Shop Channel. We know it was there as of Nov. 2017, but that's the last point of reference we have. Inbetween then and now, the game has been removed from the Wii Shop Channel. Hope you grabbed it while you could, because now it's gone forever!

Thanks to Mock Turtle for the heads up!

RUMOR - Konami bringing their WiiWare trilogy to Switch, and including a brand-new 4th title

Rumor has it that Konami is bringing some games to Switch, and their plans include some ports and a brand-new title.

Back on the Wii, Konami released a series of ReBirth titles featuring classic brands. Gradius ReBirth, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth and Contra ReBirth were all pretty fantastic titles, and word on the street is that they're coming to Switch. Along with those titles, Konami is apparently working on a 4th ReBirth title, but no specific details on that project have been leaked.