And here I was thinking that the Friend Code system would probably outlive us all the way Nintendo have been clinging to it, when Reggie Fils-Aime gets on stage at the recent Nintendo event to announce a complete overhaul.
To be fair, it’s a bit of a no-brainer, replacing all the different friend codes with only one for the entire system, but it’s also a big step for Nintendo and Mario Kart players everywhere should get busy rejoicing. Those of you who like other games can do so as well, but maybe for a different reason. But wait, there’s more.
To really make it a party if someone’s on the same WiFi network as you, they don’t even need that measly little Friend Code. I sure wish Nintendo would have let this drop a bit sooner, like when the first Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition had us all worried with its depiction of random Friend Codes running amok, but as long as the reign of cuddly overprotectiveness is over, I’m content to let bygones be bygones.