Miiverse Archive

Friend codes are banished, plus other Wii U online details!

From the Japanese Nintendo Direct, and North American video shortly after it, we received new details on the online functionality of the Wii U and its requirements: For functionality such as Miiverse, Wii U Video Chat, being able to play Wii games, and the eShop; you will have to download the day 1 update for [...]

Nintendo Land announcement

The bulborb seems to take a fancy to the train, er, yes. Nintendo Land, a Wii U exclusive party game. Featuring a wide array of Nitnendo franchise classics, such as Zelda, Metroid, and Pikmin, this game brings them together in an amusement park environment. Featuring mini-games, exploration, and co-op, this game is sure to be [...]

This is the Wii U’s home menu

We now have a glimpse at the home menu for the Wii U. Straight away you’ll have Miiverse features, allowing you to converse with friends and family on the Wii U console. Different people are drawn into the game or menu you typically associate with them the most with Miiverse. Consider this the main street [...]

Our first peek at the Wii U’s achievements system?

See that yellow “Cleared in under 100 second!” bubble in the above screenshot? Word on the street has it that this is our first look at the Wii U’s achievement system. The screenshot of what appears to be New Super Mario Bros. Mii comes from Iwata’s Nintendo Direct presentation. While it is unknown whether it is a [...]

First look at Miiverse, the Wii U’s messaging system

Iwata talked quite a bit about the Wii U’s messaging system today, which is called Miiverse. It is a core feature of the operating system, which allows it to be accessed at any time in any software title, even if the game doesn’t offer any online functionality of its own. There’s a ton of information [...]