It seems that the 'Club Nintendo' replacement, 'My Nintendo' is poised to kick off in March 2016. The Japanese Nintendo website first released the information regarding the system though this program won't be limited to just our friends over in the land of the rising sun. 39 more countries will be included.
The service will be an overhauled new way for Nintendo to connect with the gamers using their systems, playing their games, and enjoying their content. From a Cloud-based data service, downloads, and even a renovated friend's list, Nintendo plans to get it's gamers more involved with each other and itself. Coupons and e-mail promotions will also be part of the package. The Friend's List looks like it'll be fully customizable with custom profiles as well as recommending content based on that particular gamer's past focuses and attentions. You'll also be able to buy games on other content from PC/Mac/Linux web browsers or even mobile devices. Then you can transfer it right away to your Wii U and/or 3DS.
Reward-wise, the system looks similar enough. However earning Platinum and Gold points is now not one in the same. Gold Points are used on things like DLC coupons and game coupons. Platinum Points are most likely to be used on themes, avatar (Miitomo?) gear, and downloadable games.
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Not too much else is explained on the website but I really hope that this will lead to true gifting of games. Our Negative World Secret Santa has been in flux since the Wii U took away the ability to freely gift games. Our Wii's handled this just fine. The website Nintendo has for this kind of thing has been a benefit but it still limits many choices.
I for one am quite excited to see this finally happening. As a Platinum member of the original Club Nintendo every year of it's existence, I am ready to earn some coinage once again. Hell, this makes me want to wait longer for buying any Smash DLC… coupons for DLC?… sign me up!
I myself miss Club Nintendo so I can't wait for this new thing to come along. I'm still confused on how it's going to work but looking forward to checking it out when it does! Guess maybe I'll also hold off on buying stuff until then. (Hmm, that might have backfired for them.)
Soo...we REALLY should wait until this thing launches to get games? Or are you guys just saying that? I'm not itching to play anything, and the DLC from Smash Bros. w/ Ryu hasn't even been played by me yet. I downloaded it, and its sat there, etc. Yes?
Any word on unified account systems yet? Like, will my digital purchases go with me to the NX? Or will there be a small fee for each one the way you could technically transfer Wii VC stuff to the Wii U? Forgive my ignorance on this stuff, I don't usually look very deeply into it.
So I'm surprised it wasn't posted here yet as it happened a few days back. A data miner named Cellenseres found on the US and UK eShops the following title…
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
I'm surprised by this and delighted by this. I've almost 100%'d Pokemon Picross and I'd be down for another Picross game with a specific theme. I'd love if they just kept doing this for various franchises… Mario… Metroid… Animal Crossing...
One game of note is that WarioWare Touched will be available for download on 3DS for 1000 Platinum points. So how is it that Nintendo couldn't get Super Nintendo games running properly on anything but New 3DS, but they were able to get at least one DS game running for non-New 3DS systems? Doesn't exactly add up, does it Nintendo?
Why are there not more SNES games on the WiiU eshop? More N64 games? How come there hasn't been a new Game Boy model since the GBA Micro? And why the hell can't I get decent Mexican food where I live anymore?