The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the service that fueled online gameplay for Wii and DS games, is set to be terminated tomorrow, May 20th; after this date, all Wii and DS titles will not have access to online gameplay. However, the homebrew community is working to change that.

According to a user on NeoGAF and the website linked in the post, a team of modders is currently working to preserve online functionality for Wii and DS titles through homebrew. The functionality requires that you have the Homebrew Channel installed on your Wii; after that you can go through the outlined steps in order to gain online functionality to certain Wii titles. Currently the list is Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Kart Wii, Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl; there are also many games that are listed as "possible", including Mario Strikers Charged and Pokemon Battle Revolution.

Currently, DS service is not available, but the site does have plans to implement it in the future; games listed for possible service include Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mario Kart DS, and various Pokemon games.

What do you guys think about being able to continue playing your favorite Wii and DS titles online? Sound off in the comments!

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