Well, in the UK and Europe that is, since the North American version has been gone for quite a while now. Either way, this is the final deadline for any European users wanting to take advantage of the service, since both earning and spending stars will be disabled from September 30th 2015. The same goes for any other services that Nintendo might be offering under that brand, like surveys and discounts.
So yes, better make sure you’ve spent all your stars and got whatever gifts you wanted, since there’s only about an hour or so remaining til the service shuts off entirely and everything’s lost for good.
Club Nintendo Site – Shut down message
If you’ve been a dedicated Nintendo fan for the last few years or so, you probably know of Club Nintendo. Designed as a way to reward Nintendo fans with virtual points for registering the various games they own, it ended up being used to give away everything from early games consoles to figurines to video game soundtracks to Nintendo’s more supportive fans.
Unfortunately, there’s bad news on the horizon. Namely, Club Nintendo is shutting down.
Here are some important dates to consider in regards to that:
20th of January 2015: All Nintendo games bought after this date are not eligible for registering with Club Nintendo. So in other words, anything you bought today or in the future, earns you no Club Nintendo points/stars.
31st of March 2015: The final day you can register with Club Nintendo, earn coins or register products with the service.
June 1st 2015: All unused coins are deleted.
30th of June 2015: You cannot access your account or spend coins after this date. On 11:59 PT, the service will close down for good and all remaining unspent coins are lost forever.
There is a bit of good news, namely that Elite status is still being kept until March 31st 2015, and that anyone with said status can download a free 3DS or Wii U game in the following week. Also, Nintendo have at least announced that a whole bunch of really cool gifts and games will be added to the service before its closure, as a way for members to get rid of the last few coins they have lying around without wasting them.
This also applies to the European Club Nintendo, as well as those for other regions. There will be a replacement service announced at one point, but the coins gained on Club Nintendo do not carry over to said new service.
So yeah, just an important announcement. What are your thoughts on Club Nintendo’s shut down?
Well, here’s another great Japan only reward to make everyone here a bit jealous! Apparently, the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds is being given away on the Japanese version of Club Nintendo, complete with high quality versions of the game’s music!
So while we get pretty much nothing for Nintendo soundtracks, those lucky people over there get to hear stuff like Hilda’s theme and Yuga’s boss theme in HD quality via an official soundtrack CD! And it’s just 250 Club Nintendo coins for the whole thing, complete with 100 tracks…
What do you think of this deal? Would you love to see this game’s soundtrack given away on the UK or US version of Club Nintendo?
So for those European Nintendo fans out there who want to hear the game’s music in some ‘official’ way, there you go. You can find Nintendo’s Tweet on the matter in the full post after the break.
My opinion though? Don’t really see much point in getting this CD. Not only do I not plan to buy a Wii U (and this game, among others) until Smash Bros comes out, but the entire soundtrack can be gotten far conveniently with this magical thing called the ‘internet’ and ‘Youtube’.
But if you want to see what Nintendo has to say on the matter (officially) or to see it on the Club Nintendo store, keep reading!
Or in other words, what members of Club Nintendo consider the best games of 2013. Which as everyone has likely figured out, consist at least 90% of Nintendo games and roughly mirror the list of titles the company has promoted most in the last 12 months. Keep reading to see the list…