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Nintendo updates the timeline on the closure of the 3DS and Wii U eShops

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Nintendo announced a new timeline for the closure of its older eShops on the Wii U and 3DS. According to a new tweet from the company, the store will shut down completely on March 27, 2023. In addition, users have until August 29, 2022 to add funds to their eShop accounts.

We knew from previous announcements that the eShops were going to shut down at some point. Nintendo already cut off the ability to add funds from credit cards last May. Now Nintendo has give a concrete timeline on the closure of both stores. The company emphasizes that, no matter what, users will be able to redownload any software they’ve already purchased, as well as receive software updates and play online multiplayer.

Several games on the 3DS and Wii U eShops are not currently available for Switch — meaning that if one doesn’t buy them before March 27, gamers will have no way to legally obtain them except to buy physical copies. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fates and Echoes*
  • Ace Attorney Games 4-6
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Wind Waker HD, and Twilight Princess HD
  • The Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • A whole host of games on the virtual consoles of both platforms
  • And several more than I can reasonably list here

*For some reason, sales of Fire Emblem Fates end on February 23, 2023, a month before the rest of the eShop. DLC for the game, including its alternate routes, will be available until the deadline.

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Nintendo’s reassurance that users will still be able to play games that they’ve purchased makes for an interesting foil to the recent tale of Assassin’s Creed Liberation. Ubisoft came under fire for allegedly announcing that users who owned the game on Steam would no longer be able to play it past a certain date. The company has since contradicted this, promising gamers that it would remain playable.

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Author: Rachel Kaser
Source: Venturebeat

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