If you were looking forward to registering Majora’s Mask 3D, the New Nintendo 3DS, or any upcoming games onto your Club Nintendo account, you may have to sit down for a second. Nintendo has just recently announced that they will be discontinuing their customer loyalty program known as Club Nintendo. This is being done so that they can focus on their plans for a new loyalty program. Nintendo promises to share details on this mysterious new program at a later date.

According to the notice posted on the Club Nintendo website, all Coins will be deleted on the same date the site closes down: July 1, 2015. Because of this, Nintendo will be adding dozens of new downloadable games and limited physical rewards in February. In fact, some digital games have already become available. One game fans will be excited to know about is the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES, available for 200 Coins as a 3DS eShop download. All members will also receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D in February, as well.

If you’re wondering about this year’s Elite Status rewards, don’t worry, those are still taking place. The method to achieve Gold or Platinum Status have not changed, so you’ll still need to earn 300 and 600 Coins respectively by March 31, 2015 to reach either one. The Elite Status gifts, which will consist fully of downloadable games for the 3DS and Wii U, will be up between April 1 and April 30, 2015. The full list of titles will be made available here once they’ve been announced.

The official Club Nintendo discontinuation schedule is as follows:

  • 1/20/2015: Products released after this date are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo
  • 3/31/2015: Last day to earn Coins, register products with Club Nintendo, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership.
  • 6/30/2015: Last day to redeem Coins or access your account on the Club Nintendo website. Club Nintendo program shuts down at 11:59pm PT on 6/30/2015.

If you’re interested in reading the full notice, along with checking the answers to some frequently asked questions, make sure to click on the source at the end of this post.

Even though Club Nintendo has undoubtedly lowered in quality for the past year or so, it’s still sad to see it go. I am, however, extremely excited to find out what this new program is all about. I’m not getting my hopes up for something amazing or revolutionary, especially since this might bring an end to all physical rewards, but it’s still rather exciting for me. Let us know what you think on the comments below!

Source: Club Nintendo

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