Monthly Newsletter
October 2017



NIWA Cross-Wiki Weekend - On the weekend of September 22-24, NIWA held its second annual Cross-Wiki Weekend, an event encouraging fans of Nintendo to contribute to a wiki they never or rarely contribute to. In the end, 12 participants contributed to 6 NIWA wikis, including article expansions, file uploads, template creation, and more. A huge thanks to our participants, and a congrats to Gabo 2oo from Bulbapedia, the lucky winner of the eShop card!

Promotions - On Lylat Wiki, Disaster Flare has been promoted to patroller, on F-Zero Wiki, Alex95 has been promoted to patroller, and on NintendoWiki, Serpent King has been promoted to administrator - congratulations to them!



Nintendo News


  • Nintendo Direct - A new Nintendo Direct aired on September 13, bringing news of games coming to both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch for the rest of this year and early next year. While plenty of games were shown off, the Direct largely focused on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, project Octopath Traveler, and Super Mario Odyssey. You can catch it here.
  • Nintendo Switch - Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Switch will be released in Taiwan and South Korea on December 1.

  • Sales Updates - In North America, the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling hardware in August as revealed by NPD Group sales, making it the best-selling game console for four out of the six months it has been available. In addition, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was revealed to be the second best-selling game of 2017 so far. On the mobile side, Super Mario Run was among the top free app downloads of 2017 on iOS, while Pokémon GO was among the top grossing apps on both stores.

  • Classic Edition systems - If you're worried you won't be able to get a Super NES Classic Edition, Nintendo have confirmed that, in addition to producing more stock for launch day, further shipments of the system will continue into 2018. And great news for those who missed the original NES Classic Edition: Nintendo also announced that the system will be returning to stores worldwide next summer!

  • Wii Shop Channel - Following the closure of the Nintendo DSi Shop earlier this year, Nintendo have now announced worldwide that the Wii Shop Channel will be closed on January 30, 2019. Nintendo Points can be added to your store account until March 26, 2018, and you can redownload software and transfer content to Wii U until the store closes. See here for more info.


Recent & Upcoming Releases


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 3DS

* Exclusively for New Nintendo 3DS systems.


  • Samus Aran (Worldwide: September 15)
  • Metroid (Worldwide: September 15)
  • Chrom (JA: September 28 | NA, PAL: October 20)
  • Tiki (JA: September 28 | NA, PAL: October 20)
  • Goomba (JA: October 5 | NA, EU: October 6)
  • Koopa Troopa (JA: October 5 | NA, EU: October 6)
  • Mario (Wedding Outfit) (Worldwide: October 27)
  • Peach (Wedding Outfit) (Worldwide: October 27)
  • Bowser (Wedding Outfit) (Worldwide: October 27)


Featured Content


Key artwork for Super Mario Odyssey, releasing for Nintendo Switch on October 27 worldwide. Read more on Super Mario Wiki...

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