In this week’s gaming news, CD Projekt Red releases a major update for Cyberpunk 2077 while Nintendo announces a shutdown plan for the Wii U/3DS eShop. This week’s most essential gaming news pieces have been condensed by Game Rant into a single post for the benefit of gamers and enthusiasts everywhere. This list, which aims to highlight the most relevant stories of the week, does not purport to be objective in any way. To be clear, this is not a comprehensive list of the most important stories to emerge from the gaming world during the past week. Gaming news this week includes the closure of eShop markets for both Wii U and 3DS consoles and handhelds, but some functionality will stay. The next Street Fighter game was revealed through Capcom’s not-so-subtle countdown. New features and upgrades have been added to Cyberpunk 2077’s big next-generation update, which is now available to players. Due to censorship concerns, Martha Is Dead, a horror/thriller video game, is receiving some unintentional adjustments on PlayStation systems. This week’s game industry news includes all of the above and more.
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The Nintendo Wii U/3DS eShop will be shut down in 2023.
As the Nintendo Switch continues to be a hit, the company has announced that it will be discontinuing support for its previous consoles and services. For the Wii U and 3DS, the Nintendo eShop will shut down in March 2023, meaning that all sales (not downloads) would be impossible. Until then, credit/debit card purchases on the eShop will be unavailable as of May 23, 2022, and physical card redemptions will be discontinued as of August 29, 2022. There will be no time limit after March 2023 for fans to download games they’ve previously paid for on the eShop, but this choice has irked many people nonetheless. There was a lot of criticism levelled at Nintendo because the company’s own FAQ for this news states that it will not provide an alternative method of archiving games on the Wii U/3DS markets. The eShop will no longer be able to sell around 1800 games, including Virtual Console titles, after March 2023.
Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 Countdown Trailer Is Here!
Capcom’s not-so-mysterious countdown to the announcement of Street Fighter 6 has now been confirmed as such. After this year’s Capcom Pro Tour competition ended, fans were given a short teaser of Ryu and Luke getting set to fight. Short teaser trailer showed a refreshed design for both the famous series icon and franchise newcomer, revealing how different this new entry would be in terms of art direction and style. According to this teaser, more information on Street Fighter 6 will be released in “summer 2022,” although no release date has been given.