Club Nintendo, the video game company’s longtime rewards program, is shutting down soon, but a replacement is on the way. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that they are planning a new membership program that will incorporate 3DS, Wii U, smart devices, PCs, and Nintendo’s upcoming “NX” gaming platform. Nintendo’s goal is to create a program that makes it easy for players to connect with a wide range of devices. Speaking with TIME, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that this program will launch in the fall.
“We are planning to start a new membership service, which can be deployed on multiple devices, such as Nintendo’s game systems, smart devices and PCs starting from the fall of this year, to be jointly developed with DeNA. While this is going to be Nintendo’s membership service that we operate, because DeNA has impeccable know-how in system development across multiple devices, as well as in the construction of networks and servers, we are planning to develop a new membership service that can take advantage of both companies. Regarding details, please wait for our further announcements.”
— Satoru Iwata
Are you excited to see Nintendo’s new membership program? What kinds of features are you hoping to see? Leave your thoughts in the comments!