Nintendo has announced it will terminate its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection services worldwide in a matter of months.
The shutdown, set to take place on May 20, will affect all regions.
While Wii U and 3DS software will not be affected due to their use of the Nintendo Network, Wii games accessed via Wii Mode on the Wii U will lose their online features following the termination.
Some online features will still be available, as listed below:
- Internet Channel
- Nintendo DS Browser
- Nintendo DSi Browser
- Nintendo DSi Shop
- Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play
- Wii Shop Channel
A full list of affected titles can be found on the Nintendo website.
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection - Nintendo's answer to PSN and Xbox Live - was absorbed by the Nintendo Network when the 3DS was released in 2011.
While the Wi-Fi Connection was a pared back, services-oriented platform, Nintendo Network introduced more social features with the arrival of the 3DS and Wii U platforms.