Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nintendo Discontinuing Wi-Fi Connection; Mega Man Games Affected
On May 20th, Nintendo will terminate the Wi-Fi Connection service worldwide for Nintendo DS and Wii. Internet-connected services such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards will no longer function from the announced date.
Certain services will remain online beyond May 20. For DS, these include the DSi Shop, DS Browser, and DSi Browser. For Wii, Netflix, Hulu, Wii Shop Channel, Internet Channel, and YouTube will keep on rolling.
The following Mega Man games are affected: Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Mega Man Star Force (Pegasus, Leo, Dragon), Mega Man Star Force 2 (Zerker X Ninja | Zerker X Saurian) and Mega Man Star Force 3 (Black Ace | Red Joker). You can find the complete list of affected DS and Wii software here.
Yes; you will still be able purchase MM9 and MM10 DLC. Leaderboards will be dead, though... so to will Brother Band and battles/trading in Star Force. With Star Force 2 and 3 being the first true online multiplayer Mega Man games, this is truly the end of an era. It's a real bummer.
More details in the source.