Nintendo of America has rolled out a fresh batch of monthly downloadable games for Club Nintendo’s US members. But unlike the previous downloadable rewards, you’ll be able to purchase any of the games displayed below up until June 30, 2015, rather than in a one-month period. US members can choose from a selection of eight Wii U, Wii and 3DS virtual console games, including Excitebike and Donkey Kong.
Today, the company announced it was closing down its Club Nintendo rewards programme at the end of June, in order to replace it with another loyalty programme to be announced later in the year. Registration for both new members and any new software will end on March 31, but members can still spend their accrued coins on downloadable games and other physical items up until June 30. A list of all eight new virtual console titles added today can be found below.
- Super Mario Bros. 2 – Wii U, 200 coins
- Excitebike – Wii U, 200 coins
- Super Metroid – Wii, 250 coins
- Super Punch-Out!! – Wii, 250 coins
- Super Mario Land – 3DS, 150 coins
- Donkey Kong – 3DS, 150 coins
- Wario Land 2 – 3DS, 200 coins
- The Legend of Zelda – 3DS, 200 coins
Nintendo has announced its worldwide rewards programme Club Nintendo will be shut down later this year. In a bid to soften the blow to its loyalty members, the company will be replacing Club Nintendo with another rewards programme, which is set to launch during 2015. Both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe Club Nintendo divisions say they will add a number of physical reward items for members in February and the coming months.
Club Nintendo members in the US and Canada will be able to earn additional coins until March 31 and can redeem those coins until June 30 on downloadable games and physical software. All products released after January 20 in the region will not be eligible for registration with Club Nintendo. Those members still looking to earn elite status must earn 300 coins for Gold or 600 coins for Platinum between July 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. Elite status gifts will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015.
For those on the other side of the pond in Europe, though, members must redeem their stars on products before they expire on September 30, 2015. Nintendo of Europe will discontinue pin codes from any new packaged software from April 1, and will terminate all digital software registration from April 20.
Please remember that all coins or stars not redeemed by June 30 for US and Canadian members and September 30 for European members will be deleted or expire. You must use them before this date as they cannot be transferred to the new rewards programme.
“We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”
I’ve been informed that Nintendo Europe is now sending out a second wave of invites to Club Nintendo members to purchase the New Nintendo 3DS early. If you’re eligible you can buy the New Nintendo 3DS via a Club Nintendo email link for £175. You get the limited edition Ambassador System which is a standard New Nintendo 3DS and not a New Nintendo 3DS XL. Be sure to check your emails if you’re residing in Europe.
Nintendo of Europe has issued a statement saying they are unable to disclose the selection process for the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition. Today, the company pre-selected Club Nintendo Europe members that had fulfilled a “certain criteria”, offering them the opportunity to purchase a special Ambassador edition of the New Nintendo 3DS before it goes on sale to the general public later this year.
Those who were lucky enough to find an email from Nintendo of Europe could order the New Nintendo 3DS – which included exclusive Ambassador cover plates – for £179.99 / €199.99 until January 12, when the offer expires. You can see a full breakdown of what’s included here. The company shared the following statement:
The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain criteria.
We are unable to disclose such business information, however we would like to reassure you that we are continually looking at different promotional offerings we can bring to consumers at various times throughout the year.
The terms and conditions for such promotional activities are individual to each promotion,but we will endeavour to bring you more promotional activities in the future, which we hope you will be able to take advantage of.
Time sure is ticking by so I thought it wise to give you a heads up that if you purchased Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U then you only have until January 13th to claim your free Super Smash Bros soundtrack and Mewtwo. You’ll need to register both games on Club Nintendo to claim your reward so if you have the cards still in the game case then it’s best to redeem them now.
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Club Nintendo members in the United States are in for a treat as the company has put two new items up on the Club Nintendo website. If you’re from the United States you can get a NES Remix 2 shirt (700 Coins) and Nintendo 3DS Game Cases (400 Coins). You can check out the lovely new items in the images above and below. Which ones will you purchase with your hard-earned coins, or will you purchase them all?
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Nintendo of America have created a super cool addition to the Club Nintendo website that shows off the top ten Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games based on Club Nintendo members rankings. So if you’re in any doubt about which game to purchase next then you’re best off letting Club Nintendo members make the decision for you. The results are pretty spot on, so go and take a look.
We asked Club Nintendo fans to give their favorite Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games a score out of a possible 100 points. These games were their favorites!