Nintendo Adds Some Fresh New Physical Rewards to MyNintendo

Nintendo Adds Some Fresh New Physical Rewards to MyNintendo

Send some postcards from the idyllic post-apocalypse of Splatoon.

Nintendo's special MyNintendo points have had varying levels of rewards over time, and physical items are a special rarity. It's easy to see why today, fans were pretty psyched to discover that Nintendo added a few more physical items to the MyNintendo lineup.

On the MyNintendo store, a few new physical goodies have been added: a sticker sheet and radical Monado-shaped phone ring holder from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and a Splatoon 2-themed postcard set. Each of them is available for Platinum points via MyNintendo, though you will still have to cover shipping. (Note that you can combine shipping if you're planning on grabbing the whole lot.)

"This is the Monado's power!" - tilts phone back to watch three full episodes of The West Wing on Netflix. | MyNintendo

While they're not exactly "free," they are a pretty cool addition to a store I previously ascribed to just freebies for Nintendo's various mobile apps like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes. Once upon a time, the store also offered select discounts for 3DS and Wii U games, but that's lapsed a bit with the advent of the Nintendo Switch.

For a while now, North American Nintendo fans have had to watch jealously from afar as other regions got cool goodies in the MyNintendo store. Now, at least, we can get some neat Nintendo-branded stuff of our own. I can't lie, the Splatoon postcards are seriously tempting. Also, the EU reportedly gets a reusable Animal Crossing bag, so I will be finding a way to move there as soon as possible.

If you're looking to rack up a few points, there are a couple of Super Mario-themed missions for Platinum coins that you can do on the site at the moment. It's part of Nintendo's celebration of Mario's 35th, complete with the upcoming 3D All-Stars collection later this month, though I'm hoping the trend of physical MyNintendo rewards sticks around longer than the 3D All-Stars collection will.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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