Oh, Club Nintendo… that dear, departed soul. How much merch it bequeathed upon those who were dedicated to the Big N, dispensing posters, notebooks, bags — all manner of souvenir and sundry! Yet it, like all things that are good in this cruel and fleeting life, passed too soon, replaced by the comparatively mediocre My Nintendo, which in place of little treasures offers you slight discounts on Toki Tori 2 (no shade, I hear that game is good). Yet the spirit of the Nintendo Fun Club lives on — well, if you live in Japan, where they’re offering some nice poster sets for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Much like the service of old, the posters are based off of prominent promotional and concept art for each game. The Odyssey pack features Mario in New Donk City, being chased by a T-Rex, and (most importantly) showing off his beach bod. Meanwhile, the Zelda pack contains Link climbing a cliff, Link overlooking a cliff, and the familiar sight of the Master Sword in the forest. Each goes for 300 Platinum Points… if you’re registered with My Nintendo Japan. Worldwide? No dice.
We can only hope that similar rewards will someday be available overseas. But in the meantime I will overlook my Majora’s Mask 3D messenger bag and weep for my fallen comrade. Requiescet in pace, Nintendo Clava.
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