No more online multiplayer for Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros Brawl

Nintendo Wii and DS games go offline today

Nintendo Wii and DS games will be taken offline today after the console firm decided to end its Wi-Fi Connection service.

This means online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for games such as Mario Kart Wii, Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City and Super Smash Bros Brawl will no longer be accessible.

DS titles such as Pokemon Black and White, Pokemon Black and White 2, Diddy Kong Racing DS and Mario Kart DS will also go offline.

Unaffected services include Netflix, the DS and DSi browser, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play.

News of the Wi-Fi Connection closure was first announced back in February. Wii U and 3DS services will be unaffected.

Since February, GameSpy also announced its intentions to end its online hosting services, knocking hundreds of games offline. EA has revealed more than 50 of its titles will go offline by the end of June as a result, but is looking for alternatives for some of its more popular titles.

You can view the full list of affected Wii, WiiWare, DS, DSI and DSi Ware Nintendo games below.

Affected Wii and WiiWare games
Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City
Battalion Wars 2
Boom Street
Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
Dr. Mario Demo
Endless Ocean
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebike World Challenge
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged Football
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Last Story
ThruSpace™ High Velocity 3D Puzzle
Trauma Center New Blood
WarioWare: Do It Yourself Showcase
Wii Chess

Affected Wii Channels
Kirby TV Channel
Mario Kart Channel
Wii Speak Channel

Affected Nintendo DS/DSi and Nintendo DSiWare games
100 Classic Book Collection
42 All-Time Classics
Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Custom Robo Arena
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard
Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm
Jam with the Band
Mario Kart DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Metal Torrent™
Metroid Prime Hunters
Nintendo presents: Style Boutique
Picross 3D
Picross DS
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version 2
Pokémon Conquest
Pokémon Diamond
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum Version
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Pokémon White Version
Pokémon White Version 2
Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call
Puzzle League DS
Star Fox Command
Sujin Taisen: Number Battles
Tenchu: Dark Secret
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?
WarioWare: Do It Yourself

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