Nintendo is hoping for a big year in 2016 with rumors of their next console coming with the NX, along with big game releases like the latest The Legend of Zelda game and their jump into the mobile market as well. Another piece of the puzzle is their new loyalty program My Nintendo, which has now officially launched in Japan.
Nintendo chose to close their previous loyalty program Club Nintendo in 2015, with promises of a much improved system. While a lot of the integration will come later, the rewards side of the program is available now with a few surprises.
Thanks to Siliconera, we now have the full list of rewards available at launch of My Nintendo in Japan, which include discounts on games like Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. This manages to span not only recent digital releases, but also some Wii games, so it has some variety.
While the discounts are a new feature, My Nintendo also has games that you can get by redeeming points, just like on Club Nintendo. This is the list of the games available right now through My Nintendo in Japan.
Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii U – 320 Gold Points
Metroid: Zero Mission for the Nintendo Wii U – 85 Gold Points
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Nintendo 3DS – 1,000 Platinum Points
New Super Luigi U for the Nintendo Wii U – 240 Gold Points
Pikmin 3 Map Pack 2: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 for the Nintendo Wii U – 30 Gold Points
Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo Wii U – 120 Gold Points
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the Nintendo 3DS – 50 Gold Points
Super Punch-Out! for the Nintendo Wii U – 100 Gold Points
WarioWare: Touched! for the Nintendo 3DS – 1,000 Platinum Points
This early selection is not spectacular, but it has a few solid options. Most interesting is My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, as it is a brand new game that is exclusive to My Nintendo. Also, WarioWare: Touched! being listed for the 3DS seems odd, as that’s a DS game that is available only on Wii U right now.
My Nintendo is set to launch in the US later this month along with Miitomo, so hopefully we’ll get details on the release date in the very near future. It will be interested to see what kind of rewards the US version will have, as the US version of Club Nintendo almost always paled in comparison to its European and Japanese counterparts.