Nintendo reveals new rewards program with downloadable games and discounts

Nintendo unveils a new rewards scheme with free games and discounts up for grabs.

Coinciding with the launch of their new smartphone app Miitomo in Japan, Nintendo has also revealed what goodies are up for grabs in My Nintendo, the company's new customer loyalty rewards program set up to replace the now defunct Club Nintendo.

The new rewards scheme works much the same as the old, with points being awarded for completing various actions, although this time there are two types available: Gold and Platinum points. Buying games will net you Gold points whereas everything else, like talking about games on social media and playing Miitomo, will earn you Platinum points Platinum points can be exchanged for various items. In addition to some free games, including Wii:U titles Donkey Kong Country Returns and New Super Luigi U, there are also a bunch of discounts available. Unlike it's predecessor Club Nintendo however, it seems the prizes on offer are entirely digital, with no physical items as of yet.

See the full list of whats available and how many points they'll cost you below:

Free games:
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii U) - 320 Gold Points

  • Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U) - 85 Gold Points

  • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) - 1000 Platinum Points

  • New Super Luigi U (Wii U) - 240 Gold Points

  • Pikmin 3 Map Pack 2: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 (Wii U) - 30 Gold Points

  • Super Mario 64 (Wii U) - 120 Gold Points

  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS) - 50 Gold Points

  • Super Punch-Out! (Wii U) - 100 Gold Points

  • WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) - 1000 Platinum Points

  • 20% off of Brain Age: Concentration Training (3DS) - 600 Platinum Points

  • 20% off of Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (3DS) - 230 Platinum Points

  • 20% off of Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) - 950 Platinum Points

  • 20% off of New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) - 750 Platinum Points

  • 40% off of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS) - 130 Gold Points

  • 40% off of New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) - 160 Gold Points

  • 40% off of Ultimate NES Remix (3DS) - 105 Gold Points

  • 50% off of Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS) - 50 Gold Points

  • 50% off of Metroid: Other M (Wii U) - 90 Gold Points

  • 50% off of Super Mario Galaxy (Wii U) - 90 Gold Points

3DS themes:
  • My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario – 200 Platinum Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong – 200 Platinum Points
Miitomo extras:
  • Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points
  • 1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points
  • 5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points
  • 10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points

It's worth noting that the service has only launched in Japan so far, with the program and the Miitomo mobile app set to be available in other regions by the end of the month, so the items available may differ in other territories. However if you can't wait to see what Miitomo is all about, there is a way to get your hands on it early.

Published Mar. 17th 2016
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