The SpotPass Archival Project

Your help is needed for the preservation of SpotPass data! Find out how you can contribute to the SpotPass Archival Project.

As you may know, Nintendo announced that 3DS and Wii U online services will be discontinued in April of this year. This includes SpotPass services. Many 3DS titles like Mario Kart 7, StreetPass Mii Plaza, the Pokemon games, and others used it to distribute content to users.

The problem

With the closure of the 3DS and Wii U online services, SpotPass features will stop working in many 3DS and Wii U titles.

The solution

The SpotPass Archival Project has been started to collect users' SpotPass caches, which contain data from recent SpotPass events in games you've played. This allows various network revival services to archive the SpotPass data ahead of the servers' closure, allowing SpotPass features to be replicated later and re-enabling functionality in countless games after the closure of the official servers.

Sounds great, how can I help?

If you want to learn how to contribute the SpotPass cache from your system, visit the website of the SpotPass Archival Project.

If you need help or want to hear about updates on the project, join the SpotPass Archival Project Discord server.

Added: 25-02-2024 16:13 UTC

Updated: 03-03-2024 15:30 UTC