Club Nintendo to be discontinued worldwide

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Nintendo have announced that they are preparing to discontinue their Club Nintendo reward service worldwide, to be replaced by a new loyalty program that the company is to reveal at a later date.

The service, which has ran for more than six years and allowed members to exchange Coins or Stars for posters, figures and downloadable games. In North America, members can continue to earn Coins until the end of March, after which they will have until the end of June to redeem. Whereas in Europe, Stars can be earned and redeemed until 30th September 2015.

The Flipnote Studio 3D software will be made available to download for free to Club Nintendo members in February, available to them until 30th June 2015. Whereas new Club Nintendo accounts can be created until 31st March 2015, with all those that have registered by then open to download the animation tool.

“We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” commented Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing Scott Moffitt. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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