Nintendo Ending Online Service for the Wii and DS Systems

Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST by

The shops will remain but not multiplayer, leaderboards, etc.

Nintendo has announced that as of May 20, 2014, "certain online functionality" will end for many Wii, DS and DSi titles. This change will not affect the online stores. Discontinued functionality examples include:

Online play and matchmaking

Leaderboards and tournament data

Sharing of user generated content (ghost data, user created levels)

User exchange of in-game items or characters (Global Trade Station)

Free add-on content or downloads (new levels, in-game items, Mystery Gifts)

The May 20 date is close to both the release of 'Mario Kart 8' and the new 'Super Smash Bros., ' and indeed the Wii versions of both those games are set to lose their online components.

The full list of affected titles is available here.

Source: Nintendo

Author: Brian Hoss

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