The service will officially end in December. Fans will need to adhere to Nintendo’s guidelines going forward. As examples, Let’s Plays and reviews are permitted. However, Nintendo is against just uploading or livestreaming “an existing Nintendo video, gameplay footage without your own creative input, or a copy of content created by someone else.” This includes “copies of Nintendo promotional trailers, tournaments, music soundtracks, gameplay sequences, and art collections”.
Today’s full notice reads:
We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo game content. We will no longer ask creators to submit their videos to the NCP, and creators can continue showing their passion for Nintendo by following Nintendo’s guidelines, located at https://www.nintendo.co.jp/networkservice_guideline/index.html.
The NCP will come to a close at the end of December 2018. Please note that we are no longer accepting videos and channels, and will not review any that have been submitted, but not yet registered. The NCP website will be taken down on March 20, 2019.
We appreciate and encourage the continued support of content creators, and thank them for their dedication to helping us create smiles