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Nintendo Land removed from the eShop

Eric C

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EDIT: This is the US eShop, don't know what's going on over in Europe

I was just browsing the Wii U eShop, and noticed Nintendo Land was no longer available as a digital game.

It seems Nintendo removed it from the eshop.












So much for this press release Nintendo put out a few weeks ago.


REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 23, 2013 – Nintendo is launching a new Wii U Deluxe Set that puts the focus on value, and highlights the two biggest names in video games: Mario and his brother, Luigi. Available in stores on Nov. 1, the Wii U Deluxe model will come with two games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – all on one disc. The new configuration will sell at the low suggested retail price of $299.99, and replaces the existing Wii U Deluxe Set, which included Nintendo Land. For fans who want to experience the uproarious fun of Nintendo Land, the game can still be purchased separately in stores and as a download in the Nintendo eShop at a new low suggested retail price of $29.99, also beginning Nov. 1.
 

zroid

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nintendo pls

Will the download codes which come with ZombiU bundles still work though?
 

illusionary

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It seems still to be up on the European eShop for now, albeit at full original price (£49.99).
 
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Oh wow, I got a Wii U with Nintendo Land right before that Mario bundle came out.

It'd be a shame if this was permanent removal, there's some good stuff in Nintendo Land.
 

kitsuneyo

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Even if an update was coming, that wouldn't be reason to pull it, would it?

Adding private communities and online leaderboards would be so great though.

Edit - It's still showing on my UK Wii U
 

Sanic

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It's been gone for, what, something like two weeks? I doubt it's a mistake.
 

Darryl

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maybe they thought the wii sports club idea was so genius they'd use that for nintendo land as well
 

Kerub

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maybe they thought the wii sports club idea was so genius they'd use that for nintendo land as well

I wouldn't mind that! I want to play the Donkey Kong but I don't want to pay for the other minigames.
 

flaxknuckles

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So.....is anyone who bought it already still able to re-download it? If not, I'll never purchase a thing from the Eshop.
 

Glass Joe

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Despite that random post confirmation, I'm not so sure it's not a mistake. Removing it DOES directly contradict the press release, after all.
 

The Boat

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Found a thread online at Nintendo's own forums discussing this, from a few days ago (How did nobody on GAF notice this sooner?)

http://techforums.nintendo.com/message/114166



seems like it might be gone for good

I wouldn't put too much stock in this. Not that I know what's up, but this isn't confirmation of anything, reps usually don't know a lot, even if they talk to higher ups, you'll rarely get good info.
 

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What is Nintendo's reasoning here

Do they want less money for some reason?
 

neto

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Weird I hope it's a mistake, makes no sense to remove it, anyone with a digital copy can redownload it?
 

flaxknuckles

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Probably not. If you have that Digital Copy you better not delete it or it's gone forever.
That would also mean it's gone if you have to get a new Wii U or have your console repaired for some reason. Jeez, that's bad.

Between this and next gen games becoming astronomical in size, I'm becoming steadily more adverse to buying digital on anything other than Steam.
 

Eric C

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Probably not. If you have that Digital Copy you better not delete it or it's gone forever.

That's not how they handled the Donkey Kong VC games, or any of the other de-listed VC games on the Wii that I can think of.

As long as you bought the games already you could redownload them if they were removed.

Weird I hope it's a mistake, makes no sense to remove it, anyone with a digital copy can redownload it?

you'll have to find somebody that paid the full $59.99 price for it to answer that. I'm guessing you'll still be able to redownload it, but can't say for sure since I never bought it digitally.