Nintendo Shutting Down Wii and DS WiFi in May 2014

squallsnake February 27, 2014 0
Nintendo Shutting Down Wii and DS WiFi in May 2014

Nintendo announced they will be pulling the plug on most online functionality for both the Wii and original DS hardware on Tuesday May 20, 2014. This includes online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards.  Nintendo made it clear that offline play will of course still be available.

It was also around this time last year that Nintendo cut the cord on the Wii’s apps like Everybody Votes.

These Wii U and 3DS games will also not be able to go online when using the Wii mode on Wii U and when playing original DS games on 3DS.  The Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop along with video-on-demand services, like YouTube, will still retain full support.

In other words, now is the time to play those last few rounds of Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, and Smash Bros Brawl.

Here is a list of games that will be shut off:

Nintendo DS:
100 Classic Books
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Clubhouse Games
Custom Robo Arena
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fossil Fighters: Champions
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Mario Kart DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Metroid Prime Hunters
Personal Trainer: Walking
Picross 3D
Picross DS
Planet Puzzle League
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version 2
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokémon Pearl Version
Pokémon Platinum Version
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Pokémon White Version
Pokémon White Version 2
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Star Fox Command
Style Savvy
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Tetris DS
WarioWare DIY

Nintendo DSiWare:
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Metal Torrent
Number Battle

Wii:
Animal Crossing: City Life
Battalion Wars 2
Endless Ocean
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Fortune Street
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Wii Music*

WiiWare:
Dr. Mario Online RX
Excitebike: World Rally
LONPOS
Maboshi’s Arcade
My Pokémon Ranch
ThruSpace
WarioWare DIY

Other
Wii Speak**
Wii Speak Channel**

(*) Services that require Internet communication ended on June 28, 2013.
(**) As Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is required to use this title, it is no longer functional

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