My Nintendo is finally offering physical rewards in Europe, but fans will need to pay for the delivery costs in order to receive them.
The final Splatoon 2 Splatfest will begin in July and it will ask players to choose between Order and Chaos. Nintendo is celebrating the event by offering a selection of three different posters of the official artwork of the Splatfest, which can be bought for three-hundred Platinum Points.
The posters will not be free, as the fans will be expected to pay the delivery costs for them. Nintendo fans who live in Germany can pay a cheaper rate of €3.99 (which is likely due to the fact that Nintendo of Europe's headquarters is in Frankfurt), while residents of other European countries will have to pay €6.99 to receive the posters. The My Nintendo page is promising that more physical rewards will be coming in the future.
The Splatoon 2 posters are notable, as they are the first physical rewards offered by the My Nintendo service outside of Japan. My Nintendo usually only offers discounts on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games or has digital items that can be downloaded, such as calendars and wallpapers. The service can also be used to purchase digital items in Nintendo's smartphone games, such as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes.
My Nintendo has been criticized since launch due to its lack of benefits. My Nintendo replaced a service called Club Nintendo, which offered some awesome physical rewards, like Pikmin keyrings and plush Question Boxes from Super Mario Bros. that made a noise whenever someone squeezed them. The rewards on My Nintendo have been lackluster by comparison, as most of the discounts are for older games, including Virtual Console titles.
The fact that My Nintendo is finally giving out exclusive physical rewards is a good thing, but it's a shame that the fans need to pay for the shipping costs, especially for posters. Club Nintendo usually shipped physical items for free, even though they could take over a month to arrive.
The Order vs Chaos Splatfest for Splatoon 2 will begin on July 18, 2019.
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