The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the network used for the online functions of the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii's games, will be discontinued on May 20th, 2014.
 
Below is Nintendo's official notice.

As of May 20, 2014, certain online functionality, including online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for many Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, will no longer be accessible. For a list of Nintendo games and services that are affected, please check http://www.nintendo.com. Users can still play these games in offline mode, which continues to offer a rich game-play experience. Other online functionality on Wii and Nintendo DS, such as access to the Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo DSi Shop and video-on-demand services, are also not affected at this time.
 
 
Online play for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be unaffected (aside from the Wii mode on Wii U and Nintendo DS games played on Nintendo 3DS family systems).
 
Our focus now shifts to readying our Wii U and Nintendo 3DS matchmaking services for upcoming games such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.
 
We at Nintendo sincerely thank our fans for their continued support of our company's legacy systems. Your enthusiasm for games made for these systems speaks to their longevity, and the passion of Nintendo fans.

 
This will be a sad day that feels all too soon, so if you enjoy playing any DS or Wii games online, now is the time to enjoy them while you still can.
Posted on Feb 27 2014 08:04 AM.

Today's Nintendo Direct has announced that all seven of Bowser's Koopalings will be playable characters in the upcoming Mario Kart 8, releasing on May 30th. This marks the first time the Koopa Kids have ever been playable characters, this is definitely something we've been looking forward to for years.
 


Posted on Feb 13 2014 10:54 PM.

The official website for Yoshi's New Island has launched.
Posted on Feb 11 2014 04:02 AM.

Sakurai has announced Ashley from the WarioWare series as new assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games.
Posted on Jan 15 2014 08:40 AM.

Dr. Luigi is now available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.
Posted on Dec 31 2013 11:10 PM.

Nintendo has shared some printable Christmas ornaments via Pinterest.
Posted on Dec 22 2013 12:32 AM.

Nintendo has shared their own virtual holiday card on their website, you can check it out here.
Posted on Dec 20 2013 06:57 PM.

A new Luigi's Mansion figurine is available on Club Nintendo in celebration of The Year of Luigi. The figurine cost a whole 1500 coins!
Posted on Dec 18 2013 03:39 PM.

Today's Nintendo Direct reconfirmed Mario Kart 8 for a Spring 2014 release, but also released a new trailer revealing Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy and Rosalina as playable characters; along with a bunch of track that look absolutely beautiful.

Posted on Dec 18 2013 03:28 PM.

Rosalina and Luma have been confirmed to be playable in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. The two count as a single character quite similar to the Ice Climbers, but seem to function differently.
 
Check out the Official Super Smash Bros. Website for screenshots.
Posted on Dec 18 2013 03:05 PM.

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