Wii U users who’ve downloaded Wii Street U can update the application to receive new features. After performing the update, you’ll be able to take pictures of places you’ve visited and post those pictures onto Miiverse. Below is a list of what features the update adds to the app. For those who don’t know, Wii Street U is currently a free download from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Can register places as favorites
- Nine new recommended spots added
- Miiverse support
- Take pictures of places and post them to Miiverse, can view others’ contributions, as well
- Can tag your pictures with your thoughts. The tags include “normal,” “awesome,” “beautiful,” “unusual” and “scary”.
- Can also view pictures based on a certain tag
- Can now “spoiler” your images as well, which covers up the image with a question mark
LaternWare has developed an unofficial Miiverse application for Android devices. The developer says the application allows users to check their Miiverse posts, newsfeed and comment or Yeah other people’s posts. The application also includes the Nintendo Youtube channel for trailers and Nintendo Directs, as well as official Nintendo tweets to keep users up to date. You can download the unofficial application, here.
Nintendo’s social network, Miiverse, is now accessible via smartphones, browsers and other devices. To access it, go to the website miiverse.nintendo.net, which is “still a beta version” and doesn’t include all features of Miiverse on Wii U. Below is a list of things you can’t do on the beta version.
- Make new posts in a community
- Create handwritten posts and comments
- Send and receive messages
- Send and receive friend requests
- Follow/Unfollow users
- Edit profiles
Although the Nintendo 3DS has an Internet browser, Miiverse is currently inaccessible on the handheld console. Nintendo 3DS users should be able to access the social network by the end of the year.
Legendary Zela series producer Eiji Aonuma has taken to Wii U social network Miiverse to discuss the recently unveiled The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past successor. Aonuma says development on the game is progressing well and that Nintendo hopes to share more news at a later date. Here’s the message that Aonuma posted on Miiverse.
“Hello everyone, Eiji Aonuma here! In the latest Nintendo Direct, we announced an entirely new Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS, which takes place in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!”
“I’m sure those of you familiar with A Link to the Past could imagine what kind of game a sequel would be – but I think you’ll be surprised at quite how different it is when you actually play it!”
“Still, that’s difficult to convey just through an announcement, so we’re releasing a 3D video in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS as well.”
“Experience Hyrule reborn in a highly realistic three-dimensional world. A new story and fresh dungeon puzzles await you in this brand-new Zelda game! Development is progressing well, so expect to hear more about it soon!”
Nintendo of America confirmed today that each Wii U Virtual Console title will support Off-TV Play and will also include its own Miiverse community.
A brand new update was provided today for Miiverse on the Wii U. The update, which sees a the creation of a better community layout, provides a standard limit of 100 posts to be displayed at any one time, which gives speedier loading times.
Communities are now also grouped by category – you can search for ‘Wii U Games’ or ‘Virtual Console’, so you’ll be able to find a community with ease. Nintendo of Europe’s Marty has confirmed more updates will be provided in the near future.
Nintendo’s social network service, Miiverse, arrives on smartphones and web browsers by May. During the Game Developers Conference (GDC), a video was taken of a Miiverse prototype displayed on a smartphone. Along with a dedicated, downloadable Miiverse application, a mobile version of Miiverse is in development, and it will be accessible via smartphones’ web browsers.
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Nintendo of America has announced, via Twitter, that Shigeru Miyamoto made his Miiverse debut. On his first Miiverse post, the Nintendo designer and producer declared 2013 to be the Year of Luigi. Miyamoto isn’t the only big shot who’s recently joined Nintendo’s social network, as, a couple days ago, company president Satoru Iwata posted his first message on Miiverse. While it is only accessible on Wii U, Miiverse will eventually arrive on other platforms, including smartphones, PC and Nintendo 3DS.
Here’s what Miyamoto said in his first Miiverse post:
It’s been a whole 30 years since Luigi’s debut in Mario Bros.!
Thanks to Luigi’s fans within Nintendo and all over the world, we have created many games starring Luigi.
I hereby declare 2013 to be the Year of Luigi!
Nintendo has announced that it’s planning a large number of improvements to Miiverse over the coming months. Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki revealed in his GDC talk that the Miiverse API will be updated in a future version of the Wii U Software Development Kit. This will allow a number of features that will improve interactions in Wii U software. Here’s a summary of the changes.
- Players will be able to send and receive comments in-game.
- Players will be able to see ‘Yeahs’ in-game.
- They can follow users, and see who users are following in-game.
- Users will be able to launch games from Miiverse Posts
- Launch buttons on Miiverse posts can contain program arguments, so it will be possible to boot directly to a certain level or menu in a game
- Can work with online datastore for additional functionality
- Mizuki posited the potential application of level editing and sharing via Miiverse;
envisions a game where users bring the game to life (sounds very LBP)
- User Sub-Communities (like Mario Kart 7′s) are coming to Miiverse
- Can be used to organise and hold tournaments
- First game to use them is Wii Fit U
- Nintendo is canvassing developers for anything else they’d like to see in the API
Miiverse is still scheduled to arrive this year on web browsers and smartphones, and it should be available on those two mediums within the next couple months. During a talk at the Game Developers Conference, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki said that Nintendo’s social network should become browsable by May via mobile devices and a web browser application. At first, Miiverse on web browsers and smartphones will provide basic functionality, including posting comments, doodling, viewing posts and participating in communities. Mizuki confirmed that Miiverse is still in development for Nintendo 3DS; however, he didn’t share when that version will be released.