Japanese Badge Arcade coming to an end this month | Nintendo Wire

Devastating news, Badge Arcade aficionados: the Collectible Badge Center (as it’s known in Japan) is set to receive its final update to its vast compilation of digital 3DS stickers later this month on May 26th. Details for the sudden drop in support are scarce, though word is 3DS storage issues are largely to blame.

Considering the CBC has been around for almost a full year longer than its overseas counterpart, it’s possible North American and European Badge Arcades will keep their doors open to new updates for the foreseeable future. Nothing’s guaranteed though, so now might be a good time to start prioritizing any sets that catch your eye before they’re forever lost to the annals of time.

Many members of the Nintendo Wire team still obsess over plastering their 3DS home screens with their favorite franchise characters (including yours truly), making the unfortunate announcement that much more sorrowful. Rest assured, we’ll continue our weekly Badge Arcade coverage right up to the bitter bunny’s end.

How do you feel about this regrettable turn of events? Already caught most the badges you want? Would you love to see the Badge Arcade relocate to the Switch? Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Cathy says:

    I’m mixed. On the one hand I was enjoying collecting the badges and putting my favorite ones on my home screen and am sad to hear there will be no more badges. On the other though, I was enjoying it enough that I’ve got almost 2000 badges and was starting to get frustrated with badge box limits, especially since you can’t pick just the badges you want to use from a set to put in your badge box. So I end up with a lot of my badge box space eaten up by those parasitic badges that exist as part of sets you want to use but are never themselves used. It’s the sort of bad design that gets to be more and more of a problem the more badges you catch.

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  2. Natalie says:

    I am upset about this. Because late at night when I simply can’t sleep and want something very light to play, I always turned to this game. Even if it’s only stopping right now in Japan it’s not preventing the others to follow. I always look forward to the design choices of the week, just to give me something new to aim for every time I turn it on. Such a pitty…

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